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hydronephrosis

[ hahy-droh-nuh-froh-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ droʊ nəˈfroʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
dilation of the branches and pelvic cavity of the kidney, caused by an accumulation of urine resulting from obstruction of normal outflow.
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Origin of hydronephrosis

First recorded in 1840–50; hydro-1 + nephrosis
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