dysuria

noun
dys·uria | \dis-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə, dish-\

Definition of dysuria 

: difficult or painful discharge of urine — compare strangury

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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, "Diverticulitis can cause digestive problems for some," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of dysuria

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysuria

New Latin, from Greek dysouria, from dys- + -ouria -uria

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dysuria

noun
dys·uria | \dish-ˈ(y)u̇r-ē-ə, dis-ˈyu̇r- \

Medical Definition of dysuria 

: difficult or painful discharge of urine

Other Words from dysuria

dysuric \-ˈ(y)u̇r-ik \ adjective

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