dys·​uria dis-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce dysuria (audio)
: difficult or painful discharge of urine compare strangury

Examples of dysuria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Male patients may have a fistula between the bladder and the abnormal colon, which can present as frequent urinary tract infections, pain with urination (dysuria), or air passing with urination (pneumaturia). Andrea K. McDaniels, baltimoresun.com, 7 June 2018

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Word History


Middle English dissuria, dissure, borrowed from Late Latin dysūria, borrowed from Greek dysouría, from dys- dys- + -ouria -uria

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dysuria was in the 14th century

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“Dysuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dysuria. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


: difficult or painful discharge of urine
dysuric adjective

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