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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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Medical definitions for hydronephrosis

hydronephrosis
[ hī′drō-nə-frōsĭs ]

n.
The dilation of the pelvis and calices of one or both kidneys because of the accumulation of urine resulting from obstruction to urine outflow.uronephrosis

Other words from hydronephrosis

hy′dro•ne•phrotic (-frŏtĭk) adj.
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