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nephrology

[nuh-frol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of medical science that deals with the kidney.

Origin of nephrology

First recorded in 1835–45; nephro- + -logy
Related formsne·phrol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nephrology

nephrology

noun
  1. the branch of medicine concerned with diseases of the kidney
Derived Formsnephrologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for nephrology

n.

1839, from nephro- + -ology. Related: Nephrologist.

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nephrology in Medicine

nephrology

(nə-frŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The medical science that deals with the kidneys, especially their functions or diseases.
Related formsne•phrolo•gist n.
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nephrology in Science

nephrology

[nə-frŏlə-jē]
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with functions and diseases of the kidneys.
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nephrology in Culture

nephrology

[(nuh-frol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the kidneys.

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