[sis-tuh-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r-]

noun Pathology.

an inherited metabolic disorder that results in the excessive excretion of certain amino acids, especially cystine, in the urine.

Nearby words

  1. cystiform,
  2. cystine,
  3. cystine calculus,
  4. cystinemia,
  5. cystinosis,
  6. cystistaxis,
  7. cystitis,
  8. cystitis cystica,
  9. cystitis glandularis,
  10. cysto-

Origin of cystinuria

First recorded in 1850–55; cystine + -uria Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for cystinuria




A hereditary condition characterized by excessive urinary excretion of cystine, lysine, arginine, and ornithine, caused by a defect in the renal tubules that impairs reabsorption of these acids.

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