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glomerulonephritis

[ gloh-mer-yuh-loh-nuh-frahy-tis, gluh- ]
/ gloʊˌmɛr yə loʊ nəˈfraɪ tɪs, glə- /
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noun Pathology.
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

Words nearby glomerulonephritis

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British Dictionary definitions for glomerulonephritis

glomerulonephritis
/ (ɡlɒˌmɛrʊləʊnɪˈfraɪtɪs) /

noun
any of various kidney diseases in which the glomeruli are affected
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