azotemia

noun

azo·​te·​mia ˌā-zō-ˈtē-mē-ə How to pronounce azotemia (audio)
: an excess of urea or other nitrogenous wastes in the blood as a result of kidney insufficiency compare uremia
azotemic adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary azote nitrogen + New Latin -emia — more at az-

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of azotemia was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Azotemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azotemia. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

azotemia

noun
azo·​te·​mia
variants or chiefly British azotaemia
: an excess of urea and other nitrogenous wastes in the blood as a result of kidney insufficiency compare uremia
azotemic adjective
or chiefly British azotaemic
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