diuresis

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noun di·ure·sis \ˌdī-yə-ˈrē-səs\

Definition of diuresis

plural

diureses

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  1. :  an increased excretion of urine

Origin and Etymology of diuresis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1681


Medical Dictionary

diuresis

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noun di·ure·sis \ˌdī-(y)ə-ˈrē-səs\

Medical Definition of diuresis

plural

diureses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  an increased excretion of urine


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