- inflammation of the kidneys, especially in Bright's disease.
Origin of nephritis
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- of or relating to the kidneys
- relating to or affected with nephritis
- inflammation of a kidney
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Word Origin and History for nephritic
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- Of, relating to, or affected with nephritis.
- Acute or chronic inflammation of the kidneys.
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- Inflammation of the kidneys.
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