strangury

noun

stran·​gu·​ry ˈstraŋ-gyə-rē How to pronounce strangury (audio)
-ˌgyu̇r-ē
plural stranguries
: a slow and painful spasmodic discharge of urine drop by drop

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French strangerie, from Latin stranguria, from Greek strangouria, from strang-, stranx drop squeezed out + ourein to urinate, from ouron urine — more at strain, urine

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strangury was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Strangury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strangury. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

strangury

noun

stran·​gu·​ry ˈstraŋ-gyə-rē How to pronounce strangury (audio) -ˌgyu̇r-ē How to pronounce strangury (audio)
plural stranguries
: a slow and painful discharge of urine drop by drop produced by spasmodic muscular contraction of the urethra and bladder
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