nephritis

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noun ne·phri·tis \ni-ˈfrī-təs\

Definition of nephritis

plural

nephritides

play \ni-ˈfri-tə-ˌdēz\
  1. :  acute or chronic inflammation of the kidney caused by infection, degenerative process, or vascular disease

Origin and Etymology of nephritis

Late Latin, from Greek, from nephros kidney; probably akin to Middle English nere kidney


First Known Use: 1566


Medical Dictionary

nephritis

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noun ne·phri·tis \ni-ˈfrīt-əs\

Medical Definition of nephritis

plural

nephritides

\-ˈfrit-ə-ˌdēz\play
  1. :  acute or chronic inflammation of the kidney affecting the structure (as of the glomerulus or parenchyma) and caused by infection, a degenerative process, or vascular disease—compare nephrosclerosis, nephrosis



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