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nephrosis

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noun ne·phro·sis \ni-ˈfrō-səs\

Definition of nephrosis

  1. :  a noninflammatory disease of the kidneys chiefly affecting function of the nephrons; also :  nephrotic syndrome

nephrotic play \-ˈfrä-tik\ adjective or noun


Origin of nephrosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1909


Medical Dictionary

nephrosis

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noun ne·phro·sis \ni-ˈfrō-səs\

Medical Definition of nephrosis

plural nephroses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a noninflammatory disease of the kidneys chiefly affecting function of the nephrons; especially :  nephrotic syndrome—compare nephritis




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