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[dis-yoo-ree-uh, dis-yoo r-ee-uh]
noun Pathology.
  1. difficult or painful urination.
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Origin of dysuria

1350–1400; < New Latin < Greek dysouríā. See dys-, ur-1, -ia; replacing earlier dysury, Middle English dissure, dissuria (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin < Greek
Related formsdys·u·ric, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dysuria

Historical Examples of dysuria

  • Dysuria is a symptom from which gouty persons often experience much inconvenience and suffering.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • I would have carried the thing out further if my dysuria had not hindered me.

  • This presently relieved the dysuria, and soon removed the dropsy, without any disturbance to his system.

  • He had premonitions of a painful disease (dysuria), which soon developed fully.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • In the later repression the pleasure in the enuresis as well as in the being taken up by the mother becomes a dysuria psychica.

British Dictionary definitions for dysuria


  1. difficult or painful urination
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Derived Formsdysuric, adjective

Word Origin for dysuria

C14: via Latin from Greek dusouria, from dys- + -uria
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dysuria in Medicine


  1. Difficult or painful urination.
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Related formsdys•uric (-yurĭk) adj.
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