noun Pathology.

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

Origin of strangury

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin strangūria < Greek strangouríā, equivalent to strang(ós) flowing drop by drop + oûr(on) urine + -ia -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pathol painful excretion of urine, drop by drop, caused by muscular spasms of the urinary tract

Word Origin for strangury

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




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