dys·​uria | \ dis-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce dysuria (audio) , dish- \

Definition of dysuria

: difficult or painful discharge of urine — compare strangury

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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, "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

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

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“Dysuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dysuria. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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dys·​uria | \ dish-ˈ(y)u̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce dysuria (audio) , dis-ˈyu̇r- How to pronounce dysuria (audio) \

Medical Definition of dysuria

: difficult or painful discharge of urine

Other Words from dysuria

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

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