nephritic

adjective

ne·​phrit·​ic ni-ˈfri-tik How to pronounce nephritic (audio)
1
: renal
2
: of, relating to, or affected with nephritis

Word History

First Known Use

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nephritic was in 1580

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“Nephritic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephritic. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

nephritic

1 of 2 adjective
ne·​phrit·​ic ni-ˈfrit-ik How to pronounce nephritic (audio)
1
: renal
2
: of, relating to, or affected with nephritis

nephritic

2 of 2 noun
: an individual affected with nephritis
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