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cystinuria

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noun cys·tin·uria \ˌsis-tə-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə, -ˈnyu̇r-\

Definition of cystinuria

  1. :  a metabolic defect characterized by excretion of excessive amounts of cystine in the urine and inherited as an autosomal recessive trait



Origin and Etymology of cystinuria

New Latin


First Known Use: 1853


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cystinuria

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noun cys·tin·uria \ˌsis-tə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of cystinuria

  1. :  a metabolic defect that is characterized by excretion of excessive amounts of cystine in the urine and sometimes by the formation of calculi in the urinary tract and is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait

cystinuric

\-ˈn(y)u̇r-ik\play adjective



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