uri·​nal·​y·​sis | \ ˌyər-ə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce urinalysis (audio) , ˌyu̇r- \
plural urinalyses\ ˌyər-​ə-​ˈna-​lə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce urinalysis (audio) , ˌyu̇r-​ \

Definition of urinalysis

: chemical analysis of urine

Examples of urinalysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But sometimes the blood is microscopic, so it can only be picked up through a routine urinalysis, when your doctor looks at a sample of your pee under a microscope. Hallie Levine, Health.com, 23 Nov. 2021 My doctor has given me a standing order for urinalysis and culture to determine the infection, and prescriptions for an antibiotic to start when needed until the proper source is found. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 20 Oct. 2021 The Platinum Plan covers everything in the Gold Plan plus spaying or neutering, flea prevention, an additional vaccine, blood tests, urinalysis, and a health certificate up to $450 of coverage per year. Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Aug. 2021 At the time, just eight tests met those requirements, including a standard urinalysis. Ellen Gabler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Aug. 2021 But after the discovery of phenylbutazone in a post-race urinalysis of Dancer’s Image, Forward Pass was declared the winner. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 16 July 2021 With her husband, Ms. Free wrote two books on urinalysis. New York Times, 3 May 2021 In their first study, published in 2012, SCORE researchers analyzed wastewater from 19 cities across 11 countries, essentially conducting a urinalysis of some 15 million people. Miranda Weiss, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Apr. 2021 The program — known as VTC — requires weekly meetings with therapists, officers of the court, Veterans Affairs officials and random urinalysis tests. Elizabeth Zavala, ExpressNews.com, 26 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of urinalysis

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for urinalysis

New Latin, irregular from urin- + analysis

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The first known use of urinalysis was in 1889

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“Urinalysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urinalysis. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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uri·​nal·​y·​sis | \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈnal-ə-səs How to pronounce urinalysis (audio) \
plural urinalyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce urinalysis (audio) \

Medical Definition of urinalysis

: chemical analysis of urine

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