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pyuria

[pahy-yoo r-ee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. the presence of pus in the urine.
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Origin of pyuria

1805–15; py- + uria
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British Dictionary definitions for pyuria

pyuria

noun
  1. pathol any condition characterized by the presence of pus in the urine
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek puon pus + ouron urine
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Word Origin and History for pyuria

n.

1811, from pyo- + -uria (see urine).

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pyuria in Medicine

pyuria

(pī-yurē-ə)
n.
  1. The presence of pus in the urine, usually a sign of urinary tract infection.
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