he·​mo·​glo·​bin·​uria ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce hemoglobinuria (audio)
: the presence of free hemoglobin in the urine
hemoglobinuric adjective

Examples of hemoglobinuria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the high-profile drugs mentioned in the KFF report are the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban), Soliris (eculizumab), indicated for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, the multiple myeloma drug Revlimid (lenalidomide), and Humira (adalimumab), which targets auto-immune disorders. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Schwartz, 14, is in critical need of a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed in January with aplastic anemia and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria — two life-threatening diseases that keep the body from producing blood cells. Brett Shweky, sun-sentinel.com, 25 May 2021 Soliris, the company’s biggest product with almost $4 billion in 2019 sales, is a monoclonal antibody used to treat rare conditions such as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. John Lauerman, Bloomberg.com, 13 Dec. 2020 The drug candidate, known as pegcetacoplan, takes aim at a genetic disease known as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH. Kate Sheridan, STAT, 7 Jan. 2020 Phelan, who graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 2015, was diagnosed at 15 with a rare, life-threatening blood disease called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, which affects one in a million people and destroys red blood cells. Caitlin Mullen, chicagotribune.com, 1 July 2019 A British researcher showed that one of its therapies actually helped patients suffering from the extremely rare blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH, in which a patient’s complement system attacks red blood cells. Benjamin Elgin, Bloomberg.com, 24 May 2017

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hemoglobinuria was in 1866

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“Hemoglobinuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemoglobinuria. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British haemoglobinuria
: the presence of free hemoglobin in the urine
hemoglobinuric adjective
or chiefly British haemoglobinuric
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