pyelonephrosis

noun
py·​elo·​nephrosis | \ "+ \

Definition of pyelonephrosis

medical
: disease of the kidney and renal pelvis

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First Known Use of pyelonephrosis

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyelonephrosis

New Latin, from pyel- + nephrosis

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The first known use of pyelonephrosis was in 1866

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“Pyelonephrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyelonephrosis. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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