polyuria

noun
poly·​uria | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce polyuria (audio) \

Definition of polyuria

: excessive secretion of urine

Examples of polyuria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patients with nocturnal polyuria produce more than 33% of their daily urine output at night, the report says. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 12 Oct. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'polyuria.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of polyuria

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyuria

New Latin

Learn More About polyuria

Time Traveler for polyuria

Time Traveler

The first known use of polyuria was in 1823

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near polyuria

polyurethane

polyuria

polyuronic acid

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for polyuria

Cite this Entry

“Polyuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyuria. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for polyuria

polyuria

noun
poly·​uria | \ ˌpäl-ē-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce polyuria (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyuria

: excessive secretion of urine

More from Merriam-Webster on polyuria

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about polyuria

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!