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glomerulonephritis

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noun glo·mer·u·lo·ne·phri·tis \glə-ˌmer-(y)ə-lō-ni-ˈfrī-təs\

Definition of glomerulonephritis

plural glo·mer·u·lo·ne·phrit·i·desplay \-ˈfri-tə-ˌdēz\

  1. :  nephritis marked by inflammation of the capillaries of the renal glomeruli



Circa 1886

First Known Use of glomerulonephritis

circa 1886


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glomerulonephritis

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noun glo·mer·u·lo·ne·phri·tis \-ˌmer-(y)ə-lō-ni-ˈfrīt-əs\

Medical Definition of glomerulonephritis

plural glo·mer·u·lo·ne·phrit·i·des \-ˈfrit-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  nephritis marked by inflammation of the capillaries of the renal glomeruli




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