uri·​nal·​y·​sis ˌyər-ə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce urinalysis (audio)
plural urinalyses ˌyər-ə-ˈna-lə-ˌsēz How to pronounce urinalysis (audio)
: chemical analysis of urine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For more than 20 years, Dr. Martin C. Hinz has been an advocate and researcher in the use of nutritional products and urinalysis for people suffering from Parkinson's disease, depression and other maladies. Joe Carlson And Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021 Under their leadership, the shelter runs with a tight set of rules: To enter, prospective guests must pass a breathalyzer test and submit to a urinalysis for drugs. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2023 The urinalysis and chest X-ray were pristine as well. Tony Dajer, Discover Magazine, 11 Feb. 2020 Basic tests that may be done include a complete blood count (CBC), biochemical profile, and urinalysis. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 17 Oct. 2022 But is one errant urinalysis enough to drop a policy? Sean P. Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Nov. 2022 He was taken to the Lorain County Jail where a urinalysis test was taken and more charges could be pending, reports said. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 12 Sep. 2022 As a nurse, Kandra has looked at thousands of urinalysis strips through the years. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 July 2022 In almost every case, a random drug screen is accomplished via urinalysis and is inherently invasive, embarrassing, and undignified. Red Shannon, Outside Online, 26 May 2015 See More

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Word History


New Latin, irregular from urin- + analysis

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 28 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


uri·​nal·​y·​sis ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈnal-ə-səs How to pronounce urinalysis (audio)
plural urinalyses
: the analysis of urine

Medical Definition


uri·​nal·​y·​sis ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈnal-ə-səs How to pronounce urinalysis (audio)
plural urinalyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce urinalysis (audio)
: chemical analysis of urine

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