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[gloh-mer-yuh-loh-nuh-frahy-tis, gluh-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a kidney disease affecting the capillaries of the glomeruli, characterized by albuminuria, edema, and hypertension.
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Origin of glomerulonephritis

First recorded in 1885–90; glomerul(us) + -o- + nephritis
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British Dictionary definitions for glomerulonephritis


  1. any of various kidney diseases in which the glomeruli are affected
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glomerulonephritis in Medicine


  1. Renal disease marked by bilateral inflammatory changes in glomeruli that are not the result of kidney infection.glomerular nephritis
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