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noun Pathology.
  1. painful urination in which the urine is emitted drop by drop owing to muscle spasms of the urethra or urinary bladder.
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Origin of strangury

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin strangūria < Greek strangouríā, equivalent to strang(ós) flowing drop by drop + oûr(on) urine + -ia -y3
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  1. pathol painful excretion of urine, drop by drop, caused by muscular spasms of the urinary tract
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Word Origin

C14: from Latin strangūria, from Greek, from stranx a drop squeezed out + ouron urine
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strangury in Medicine


  1. Slow, painful urination, in which the urine is passed drop by drop.
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