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pyelonephritis

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

Definition of pyelonephritis

  1. :  inflammation of both the lining of the pelvis and the parenchyma of the kidney

pyelonephritic

play \-ˈfri-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of pyelonephritis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1839


Medical Dictionary

pyelonephritis

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noun py·elo·ne·phri·tis \ˌpī-(ə-)lō-ni-ˈfrīt-əs\

Medical Definition of pyelonephritis

plural

pyelonephritides

\-ˈfrit-ə-ˌdēz\play
  1. :  inflammation of both the parenchyma of a kidney and the lining of its renal pelvis especially due to bacterial infection

pyelonephritic

\-ˈfrit-ik\play adjective



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