nephritis

noun
ne·phri·tis | \ni-ˈfrī-təs \
plural nephritides\ni-ˈfri-tə-ˌdēz \

Definition of nephritis 

: acute or chronic inflammation of the kidney caused by infection, degenerative process, or vascular disease

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In 1912, as Curran’s father, George Pollard, lay dying from nephritis, the women began playing with the Ouija board. Joy Lanzendorfer, Longreads, "Ghost Writer: The Story of Patience Worth, the Posthumous Author," 14 June 2018 Kidney problems, including nephritis and kidney failure. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Potential No. 1 Draft Pick Luka Doncic Hits Ankle-Breaking Step-Back Buzzer-Beater," 30 Mar. 2018 Kidney problems, including nephritis and kidney failure. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Potential No. 1 Draft Pick Luka Doncic Hits Ankle-Breaking Step-Back Buzzer-Beater," 30 Mar. 2018 Kidney problems, including nephritis and kidney failure. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Potential No. 1 Draft Pick Luka Doncic Hits Ankle-Breaking Step-Back Buzzer-Beater," 30 Mar. 2018 Kidney problems, including nephritis and kidney failure. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Potential No. 1 Draft Pick Luka Doncic Hits Ankle-Breaking Step-Back Buzzer-Beater," 30 Mar. 2018 Kidney problems, including nephritis and kidney failure. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Potential No. 1 Draft Pick Luka Doncic Hits Ankle-Breaking Step-Back Buzzer-Beater," 30 Mar. 2018 Kidney problems, including nephritis and kidney failure. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Potential No. 1 Draft Pick Luka Doncic Hits Ankle-Breaking Step-Back Buzzer-Beater," 30 Mar. 2018 Kidney problems, including nephritis and kidney failure. SI.com, "Report: John Stockton's Son David Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nephritis

1566, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nephritis

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

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nephritis

noun
ne·phri·tis | \ni-ˈfrīt-əs \
plural nephritides\-ˈfrit-ə-ˌdēz \

Medical Definition of nephritis 

: 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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