pyuria

noun

py·​uria pī-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce pyuria (audio)
: 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 Aug. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pyuria was in 1772

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“Pyuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyuria. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

pyuria

noun
py·​uria pī-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce pyuria (audio)
: the presence of pus in the urine
also : a condition (as pyelonephritis) characterized by pus in the urine
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