proteinuria

noun
pro·​tein·​uria | \ˌprō-tə-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə, -ˈnyu̇r-;ˌprō-tē(-ə)-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə, -ˈnyu̇r-\

Definition of proteinuria 

: the presence of excess protein in the urine

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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 Causes Behind Urine So Foamy It Could Top a Beer," 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of proteinuria

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proteinuria

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary protein + New Latin -uria

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proteinuria

noun
pro·​tein·​uria | \ˌprōt-ᵊn-ˈ(y)u̇r-ē-ə, ˌprō-ˌtēn-, ˌprōt-ē-ən-\

Medical Definition of proteinuria 

: the presence of excess protein in the urine

Other Words from proteinuria

proteinuric \-​ˈ(y)u̇r-​ik \ adjective

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