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enuresis

[en-yuh-ree-sis]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. lack of control of urination, especially during sleep; bed-wetting; urinary incontinence.
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Origin of enuresis

1790–1800; < New Latin < Greek en- en-2 + ourē- (variant stem of oureîn to urinate) + -sis -sis
Related formsen·u·ret·ic [en-yuh-ret-ik] /ˌɛn yəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective
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  • The father's sister is mentally diseased, the patient's mother was an enuretic in her earlier years and a sleep walker.

    Sleep Walking and Moon Walking

    Isidor Isaak Sadger


British Dictionary definitions for enuretic

enuresis

noun
  1. involuntary discharge of urine, esp during sleep
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Derived Formsenuretic (ˌɛnjʊˈrɛtɪk), adjective, noun

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek en- ² + ourein to urinate, from ouron urine
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Word Origin and History for enuretic

enuresis

n.

1800, medical Latin, from Greek enourein "to urinate in," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + ourein "to urinate," from ouron (see urine).

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enuretic in Medicine

enuresis

(ĕn′yə-rēsĭs)
n.
  1. The uncontrolled or involuntary discharge of urine.
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