Definition of vesicoureteric reflux in English:

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vesicoureteric reflux

Pronunciation: /ˌvesəkōˌyo͝orəˌterik ˈrēˌfləks/


Flow of urine from the bladder back into the ureters, arising from defective valves and causing a high risk of kidney infection.
Example sentences
  • Bright echoes, representing microbubbles can now be seen in the renal pelvis, indicating vesicoureteric reflux.
  • They showed vesicoureteric reflux in 19 of 86 study children and 2 of 19 control children.
  • In Switzerland vesicoureteric reflux is now detected earlier than in the past.


1960s: vesicoureteric from Latin vesica 'bladder' + ureteric (see ureter).

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Syllabification: ves·i·co·u·re·ter·ic re·flux

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