[fos-fuh-too r-ee-uh, -tyoo r-]

noun Pathology.

the presence of an excessive quantity of phosphates in the urine.

Origin of phosphaturia

First recorded in 1875–80; phosphate + -uria
Related formsphos·pha·tu·ric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for phosphaturia



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

Word Origin for phosphaturia

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




An excess of phosphates in the urine.
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