pro·​tein·​uria | \ ˌprō-tə-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce proteinuria (audio) , -ˈnyu̇r-; ˌprō-tē(-ə)-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə, -ˈnyu̇r- \

Definition of proteinuria

: the presence of excess protein in the urine

Examples of proteinuria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are many other health conditions that can cause frequent proteinuria, according to the Mayo Clinic, like pregnancy, preeclampsia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, heart disease, and sickle cell anemia. Korin Miller, SELF, 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of proteinuria

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proteinuria

borrowed from French protéinurie, from protéine protein + -urie -uria

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The first known use of proteinuria was in 1911

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4 Oct 2021

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“Proteinuria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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pro·​tein·​uria | \ ˌprōt-ᵊn-ˈ(y)u̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce proteinuria (audio) , ˌprō-ˌtēn- How to pronounce proteinuria (audio) , ˌprōt-ē-ən- \

Medical Definition of proteinuria

: the presence of excess protein in the urine

Other Words from proteinuria

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

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