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pyuria

Definition:

presence of white blood cells in the urine; symptom of urinary tract infection

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

pyurias

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from New Latin, from Greek puon pus + ouron urine
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Pyuria

the condition of urine containing pus. Defined as the presence of 6-10 or more neutrophils per high power field of unspun, voided mid-stream urine. It can be a sign of a bacterial urinary tract infection. Pyuria may be present in the septic patient, or... (44 of 218 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

pyuria [pathology]

any condition characterized by the presence of pus in the urine (11 of 182 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pyuria

Wiktionary:

pyuria [medicine, pathology] | pyurias [plural]

The presence of pus in the urine. (7 of 91 words, 4 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pyuria

Oxford Dictionary:

pyuria

Syllabification: (py·u·ri·a) | [medicine] | the presence of pus in the urine, typically from bacterial infection. (14 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/pyuria

pyuria [medicine]

the presence of pus in the urine, typically from bacterial infection (11 of 40 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pyuria

Merriam-Webster:

pyuria

pus in the urine ; also, a condition characterized by pus in the urine (14 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pyuria

American Heritage Dictionary:

pyuria

The presence of pus in the urine, usually a sign of urinary tract infection. (14 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pyuria

New World Dictionary:

pyuria

the presence of pus in the urine (7 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pyuria

Random House Dictionary:

pyuria [pathology]

the presence of pus in the urine. (7 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pyuria

Cambridge Dictionary:

symptom

any feeling of illness or physical or mental change which is caused by a particular disease | any single problem which is caused by and shows a more ... (27 of 89 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/symptom

Macmillan British Dictionary:

symptom [countable] | symptoms [plural]

a sign that someone has an illness ; a sign of a larger problem (14 of 64 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/symptom

Encarta Dictionary:

pyuria

the presence of pus in the urine (7 of 19 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735584​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

pyuria [pathology]

First use: 19th century

Origin: from New Latin, from Greek puon pus + ouron urine

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pyuria

Oxford Dictionary:

pyuria

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Greek puon "pus" + "-uria"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/pyuria

New World Dictionary:

pyuria

Origin: Modern Latin: see "py-" and "-uria"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pyuria

Merriam-Webster:

pyuria

First use: about 1811

Origin: New Latin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pyuria

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pyuria [pathology]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pyuria"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pyuria

the Free Dictionary:

pyuria

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "pyuria"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "pyuria" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/pyuria

Google Dictionary:

pyuria

Audio: English pronunciation of "pyuria"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pyuria

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pyuria"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=pyuria​01 word=pyuria

YourDictionary Audio:

pyuria

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pyuria" by speech synthesizer

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