[ pol-ee-yoo r-ee-uh ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈyʊər i ə /

noun Pathology.

the passing of an excessive quantity of urine, as in diabetes, in certain nervous diseases, etc.

Origin of polyuria

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at poly-, -uria

Related forms

pol·y·u·ric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polyuria


/ (ˌpɒlɪˈjʊərɪə) /


pathol physiol the state or condition of discharging abnormally large quantities of urine, often accompanied by a need to urinate frequently

Derived Forms

polyuric, adjective
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Medicine definitions for polyuria


[ pōl′ē-yurē-ə ]


Excessive passage of urine, as in diabetes.hydruria
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