pyelonephrosis

noun

py·​elo·​nephrosis
"+
medical
: disease of the kidney and renal pelvis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pyel- + nephrosis

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 20 May. 2024.

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