urology

[yoo-rol-uh-jee]

noun

the scientific, clinical, and especially surgical aspects of the study of the urine and the genitourinary tract in health and disease.

Nearby words

  1. urokinase,
  2. urolith,
  3. urolithiasis,
  4. urologic,
  5. urologist,
  6. uromere,
  7. uroncus,
  8. uronephrosis,
  9. uronic acid,
  10. uropathy

Origin of urology

First recorded in 1745–55; uro-1 + -logy

Related formsu·ro·log·ic [yoo r-uh-loj-ik] /ˌyʊər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, u·ro·log·i·cal, adjectiveu·rol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for urology

urology

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of diseases of the urogenital tract
Derived Formsurologic (ˌjʊərəˈlɒdʒɪk) or urological, adjectiveurologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for urology

urology

n.

1753, from uro- + -logy.

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Medicine definitions for urology

urology

[yu-rŏlə-jē]

n.

The medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract in females and of the genitourinary tract in males.
Related formsur′o•logic (yur′ə-lŏjĭk) null adj.u•rolo•gist n.


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Science definitions for urology

urology

[yu-rŏlə-jē]

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract and urogenital system.
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Culture definitions for urology

urology

[(yoo-rol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the urinary tract.

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