he·​mo·​glo·​bin·​uria | \ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə, -ˈnyu̇r-\

Definition of hemoglobinuria 

: the presence of free hemoglobin in the urine

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Other Words from hemoglobinuria

hemoglobinuric \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˌglō-​bə-​ˈnu̇r-​ik , -​ˈnyu̇r-​ \ adjective

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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, "When the Patient Is a Gold Mine: The Trouble With Rare-Disease Drugs," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of hemoglobinuria

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemoglobinuria

New Latin

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The first known use of hemoglobinuria was in 1866

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variants: or chiefly British haemoglobinuria \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˌglō-​bə-​ˈn(y)u̇r-​ē-​ə \

Medical Definition of hemoglobinuria 

: the presence of free hemoglobin in the urine

Other Words from hemoglobinuria

hemoglobinuric or chiefly British haemoglobinuric \ -​ˈn(y)u̇(ə)r-​ik \ adjective

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