[ fos-fuh-too r-ee-uh, -tyoo r- ]
/ ˌfɒs fəˈtʊər i ə, -ˈtyʊər- /

noun Pathology.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM phosphaturia

phos·pha·tu·ric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for phosphaturia

/ (ˌfɒsfəˈtjʊərɪə) /


pathol an abnormally large amount of phosphates in the urine

Derived forms of phosphaturia

phosphaturic, adjective

Word Origin for phosphaturia

C19: New Latin, from phosphate + -uria
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Medical definitions for phosphaturia

[ fŏs′fə-turē-ə ]


An excess of phosphates in the urine.
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