py·​uria | \ pī-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce pyuria (audio) \

Definition of pyuria

: pus in the urine also : a condition characterized by pus in the urine

Examples of pyuria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These symptoms usually crop up because white blood cell formation, also known as pyuria, causes your bladder's lining to become inflamed, Dr. Bellows says. Amy Capetta, Redbook, "6 Signs of UTI That You'll Hopefully Never Experience," 6 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of pyuria

1772, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyuria

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“Pyuria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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py·​uria | \ pī-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce pyuria (audio) \

Medical Definition of pyuria

: the presence of pus in the urine also : a condition (as pyelonephritis) characterized by pus in the urine

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