Meaning of pyuria in English:


Pronunciation /pʌɪˈjʊərɪə/


mass nounMedicine
  • The presence of pus in the urine, typically from bacterial infection.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Cloudy urine often is a result of precipitated phosphate crystals in alkaline urine, but pyuria also can be the cause.’
    • ‘Findings on urinalysis may be entirely normal or may show microscopic hematuria or pyuria.’


Late 18th century from Greek puon ‘pus’ + -uria, after modern Latin pyuria.