cys·​tin·​uria | \ ˌsi-stə-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce cystinuria (audio) , -ˈnyu̇r- \

Definition of cystinuria

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Cystine stones Cystine stones are due to a genetic disorder called cystinuria that causes the amino acid cystine to leak out of the kidneys and into the urine, the NIDDK explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "7 Signs & Symptoms of Kidney Stones You Need to Know," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cystinuria

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cystinuria

New Latin

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“Cystinuria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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cys·​tin·​uria | \ ˌsis-tə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce cystinuria (audio) \

Medical Definition of cystinuria

: 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

Other Words from cystinuria

cystinuric \ -​ˈn(y)u̇r-​ik How to pronounce cystinuric (audio) \ adjective

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