azoturia

noun

azo·​tu·​ria ˌā-zō-ˈtu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce azoturia (audio)
-ˈtyu̇r-
: an abnormal condition of horses characterized by muscle damage especially to the hindquarters and dark-colored urine containing nitrogenous substances from muscle tissue breakdown

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary azote + New Latin -uria

First Known Use

circa 1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of azoturia was circa 1838

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“Azoturia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azoturia. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

azoturia

noun
azo·​tu·​ria ˌā-zō-ˈt(y)u̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce azoturia (audio)
: an abnormal condition of horses characterized by an excess of urea or other nitrogenous substances in the urine and by muscle damage especially to the hindquarters
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