[ yoo r-uh-nal-uh-sis ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈnæl ə sɪs /

noun, plural u·ri·nal·y·ses [yoo r-uh-nal-uh-seez] /ˌyʊər əˈnæl əˌsiz/.

Medicine/Medical. an examination of the urine to determine the general health of the body and, specifically, kidney function, usually including measurement of pH, tests for protein, glucose, ketones, and blood, and microscopic evaluation of sediment obtained by centrifugation.

Nearby words

  1. uridylic acid,
  2. uriel,
  3. urim and thummim,
  4. urin-,
  5. urinal,
  6. urinant,
  7. urinary,
  8. urinary bladder,
  9. urinary calculus,
  10. urinary nitrogen

Origin of urinalysis

First recorded in 1885–90; urine + (an)alysis

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British Dictionary definitions for urinalyses



/ (ˌjʊərɪˈnælɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

med analysis of the urine to test for the presence of disease by the presence of protein, glucose, ketones, cells, etc
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Word Origin and History for urinalyses


1889, from urine + analysis.

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Medicine definitions for urinalyses


[ yur′ə-nălĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl. u•ri•nal•y•ses (-sēz′)

Laboratory analysis of urine, used to help diagnose disease or detect a specific substance.

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Science definitions for urinalyses


[ yur′ə-nălĭ-sĭs ]

Laboratory analysis of urine, used to aid in the diagnosis of disease or to detect the presence of a specific substance, such as an illegal drug.
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