diuresis

[dahy-uh-ree-sis]

Origin of diuresis

1675–85; < New Latin < Greek diourē- (verbid stem of dioureîn to urinate) + -sis -sis; see diuretic
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British Dictionary definitions for diuresis

diuresis

noun
  1. excretion of an unusually large quantity of urine

Word Origin for diuresis

C17: from New Latin, from Greek diourein to urinate
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Word Origin and History for diuresis
n.

medical Latin, from Greek diourein "to urinate" (see diuretic) + -esis.

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diuresis in Medicine

diuresis

[dī′ə-rēsĭs]
n.
  1. Discharge of urine, especially in unusually large amounts.
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