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

Other Words from pyelonephritis

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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