Origin of nephritis
Late Latin, from Greek, from nephros kidney; probably akin to Middle English nere kidney
First Known Use: 1566
Medical Definition of nephritis
plural ne·phrit·i·des \-ˈfrit-ə-ˌdēz\play
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up nephritis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).