enuresis

noun
en·​ure·​sis | \ˌen-yu̇-ˈrē-səs \

Definition of enuresis 

: the involuntary discharge of urine : incontinence of urine

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Other Words from enuresis

enuretic \ ˌen-​yu̇-​ˈre-​tik \ adjective or noun

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There are two forms of enuresis, primary and secondary. Wendy Glaberson, M.d., miamiherald, "What can I do about my child's bedwetting? | Miami Herald," 10 Apr. 2018 Nocturnal enuresis, as the condition is formally called, is defined as bedwetting in kids 5 or older. Courtenay Harris Bond, Philly.com, "For older kids who wet the bed, medications, alarms can help," 25 Oct. 2017 About 15 percent of children with nocturnal enuresis grow out of the condition without any specific treatment. Courtenay Harris Bond, Philly.com, "For older kids who wet the bed, medications, alarms can help," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of enuresis

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enuresis

New Latin, from Greek enourein to urinate in, wet the bed, from en- + ourein to urinate — more at urine

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enuresis

noun
en·​ure·​sis | \ˌen-yu̇-ˈrē-səs \
plural enureses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of enuresis 

: an involuntary discharge of urine : incontinence of urine

Other Words from enuresis

enuretic \ -​ˈret-​ik \ adjective or noun

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