hydronephrosis

[ hahy-droh-nuh-froh-sis ]

nounPathology.
  1. dilation of the branches and pelvic cavity of the kidney, caused by an accumulation of urine resulting from obstruction of normal outflow.

Origin of hydronephrosis

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

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