[pahy-yoo r-ee-uh]

noun Pathology.

the presence of pus in the urine.

Origin of pyuria

1805–15; py- + uria Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pyuria



pathol any condition characterized by the presence of pus in the urine

Word Origin for pyuria

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

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

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pyuria in Medicine




The presence of pus in the urine, usually a sign of urinary tract infection.
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