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1. Inability to urinate.
2. See anuria.
[an- + Greek ourēsis, urination (from ourein, to urinate, from ouron, urine).]
an′u·ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
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(Pathology) pathol inability to urinate even though urine is formed by the kidneys and retained in the urinary bladder. Compare anuria
[C20: New Latin, from an- + Greek ouresis urination, from ouron urine]
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an•u•re•sis(ˌæn yəˈri sɪs)
retention of urine in the bladder.
an`u•ret′ic (-ˈrɛt ɪk) adj.
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