bac·​te·​ri·​uria | \ bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce bacteriuria (audio) \

Definition of bacteriuria

: the presence of bacteria in the urine

Examples of bacteriuria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asymptomatic bacteriuria is what doctors call a urinary tract infection without symptoms. Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, STAT, "‘Who is going to protect me?’: Ratings app aims to remove bias from the birthing experiences of Black and brown mothers," 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bacteriuria

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacteriuria

New Latin

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12 Apr 2021

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“Bacteriuria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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bac·​te·​ri·​uria | \ bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈ(y)u̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce bacteriuria (audio) \

Medical Definition of bacteriuria

: the presence of bacteria in the urine

Other Words from bacteriuria

bacteriuric \ -​ˈ(y)u̇r-​ik How to pronounce bacteriuria (audio) \ adjective

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