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pyelitis

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noun py·eli·tis \ˌpī-ə-ˈlī-təs\

Definition of pyelitis

  1. :  inflammation of the lining of the renal pelvis



Origin and Etymology of pyelitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1839


Medical Dictionary

pyelitis

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noun py·eli·tis \ˌpī-ə-ˈlīt-əs\

Medical Definition of pyelitis

  1. :  inflammation of the lining of the renal pelvis of a kidney




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