adjective di·uret·ic \ˌdī-yə-ˈre-tik\

Definition of DIURETIC

:  tending to increase the excretion of urine <diuretic drugs>
diuretic noun
di·uret·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of DIURETIC

Middle English duretik, diuretic, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diourētikos, from diourein to urinate, from dia- + ourein to urinate — more at urine
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor


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