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nephropathy

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noun ne·phrop·a·thy \ni-ˈfrä-pə-thē\

Definition of nephropathy

plural

nephropathies

  1. :  an abnormal state of the kidney; especially :  one associated with or secondary to some other pathological process

nephropathic

play \ˌne-frə-ˈpa-thik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of nephropathy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1900


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nephropathy

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noun ne·phrop·a·thy \ni-ˈfräp-ə-thē\

Medical Definition of nephropathy

plural

nephropathies

  1. :  an abnormal state of the kidney; especially :  one associated with or secondary to some other pathological process

nephropathic

\ˌnef-rə-ˈpath-ik\play adjective



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