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pyelonephritis

noun py·elo·ne·phri·tis \ˌpī-(ə-)lō-ni-ˈfrī-təs\

Definition of PYELONEPHRITIS

:  inflammation of both the lining of the pelvis and the parenchyma of the kidney
py·elo·ne·phrit·ic \-ˈfri-tik\ adjective

Origin of PYELONEPHRITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1839
Medical Dictionary

pyelonephritis

noun py·elo·ne·phri·tis \ˌpī-(ə-)lō-ni-ˈfrīt-əs\
plural py·elo·ne·phrit·i·des \-ˈfrit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of PYELONEPHRITIS

:  inflammation of both the parenchyma of a kidney and the lining of its renal pelvis especially due to bacterial infection
py·elo·ne·phrit·ic \-ˈfrit-ik\ adjective

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