[proh-tee-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r-, -tee-uh-]

noun Pathology.

the presence of abnormally large amounts of protein in the urine, usually resulting from kidney disease but sometimes from fever, excessive exercise, or other abnormal condition.

Origin of proteinuria

From New Latin, dating back to 1910–15; see origin at protein, -uria Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for proteinuria



med another name for albuminuria
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Word Origin and History for proteinuria

1911, Modern Latin, from French protéinurie; see protein + urine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

proteinuria in Medicine


[prōt′n-urē-ə, prō′tē-nur-]


Excessive amounts of protein in the urine.
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