nephrosis

noun
ne·​phro·​sis | \ ni-ˈfrō-səs How to pronounce nephrosis (audio) \

Definition of nephrosis

: a noninflammatory disease of the kidneys chiefly affecting function of the nephrons also : nephrotic syndrome

Other Words from nephrosis

nephrotic \ ni-​ˈfrä-​tik How to pronounce nephrosis (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of nephrosis

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nephrosis

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“Nephrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephrosis. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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nephrosis

noun
ne·​phro·​sis | \ ni-ˈfrō-səs How to pronounce nephrosis (audio) \
plural nephroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce nephrosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of nephrosis

: a noninflammatory disease of the kidneys chiefly affecting function of the nephrons especially : nephrotic syndrome — compare nephritis

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