strangury

noun
stran·gu·ry | \ˈstraŋ-gyə-rē, -ˌgyu̇r-ē\
plural stranguries

Definition of strangury 

: a slow and painful spasmodic discharge of urine drop by drop

First Known Use of strangury

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strangury

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

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strangury

noun
stran·gu·ry | \ˈstraŋ-gyə-rē, -ˌgyu̇r-ē \
plural stranguries

Medical Definition of strangury 

: a slow and painful discharge of urine drop by drop produced by spasmodic muscular contraction of the urethra and bladder

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