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[fos-fuh-too r-ee-uh, -tyoo r-]
noun Pathology.
  1. the presence of an excessive quantity of phosphates in the urine.
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Origin of phosphaturia

First recorded in 1875–80; phosphate + -uria
Related formsphos·pha·tu·ric, adjective
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Examples from the Web for phosphaturia

Historical Examples

  • Sodium glycerophosphate is of special value in neurasthenia, Addisons disease, phosphaturia and phthisis.

    The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2


British Dictionary definitions for phosphaturia


  1. pathol an abnormally large amount of phosphates in the urine
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Derived Formsphosphaturic, adjective

Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from phosphate + -uria
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phosphaturia in Medicine


  1. An excess of phosphates in the urine.
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