pyelonephritis

noun
py·elo·ne·phri·tis | \ ˌpī-(ə-)lō-ni-ˈfrī-təs \

Definition of pyelonephritis 

: inflammation of both the lining of the renal pelvis and the parenchyma of the kidney especially due to bacterial infection

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pyelonephritic \ˌpī-(ə-)lō-ni-ˈfri-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of pyelonephritis

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyelonephritis

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pyelonephritis

noun
py·elo·ne·phri·tis | \ ˌpī-(ə-)lō-ni-ˈfrīt-əs \
plural pyelonephritides\-ˈfrit-ə-ˌdēz \

Medical Definition of pyelonephritis 

: inflammation of both the parenchyma of a kidney and the lining of its renal pelvis especially due to bacterial infection

Other words from pyelonephritis

pyelonephritic \-ˈfrit-ik \ adjective

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