Definition of nephritis
: acute or chronic inflammation of the kidney caused by infection, degenerative process, or vascular disease
Recent Examples of nephritis from the Web
Through a lawsuit, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen forced the FDA in 2014 to add acute interstitial nephritis, a kidney disorder in which structures in the kidneys become swollen, said the nonprofit’s Almashat.
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Origin and Etymology of nephritis
Late Latin, from Greek, from nephros kidney; probably akin to Middle English nere kidney
First Known Use: 1566See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of nephritis
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