Definition of pyuria in English:

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Pronunciation: /pīˈyo͝orēə/


The presence of pus in the urine, typically from bacterial infection.
Example sentences
  • Because of hematuria, bacteriuria and pyuria, Susan had been treated for a urinary tract infection with possible pyelonephritis.
  • The specificity of the dipstick test makes it useful for identifying hematuria, pyuria, or bacteriuria.
  • No clinical or laboratory finding distinguishes the two, though presence of pyuria makes true UTI more likely.


Early 19th century: from Greek puon 'pus' + -uria.

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Syllabification: py·u·ri·a

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