nephritis

[nuh-frahy-tis]

Origin of nephritis

1570–80; < Late Latin nephrītis a disease of the kidneys < Greek nephrîtis. See nephr-, -itis
Related formsne·phrit·ic [nuh-frit-ik] /nəˈfrɪt ɪk/, adjectivenon·ne·phrit·ic, adjectivepost·ne·phrit·ic, adjectivepre·ne·phrit·ic, adjectiveun·ne·phrit·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nephritic

nephritic

adjective
  1. of or relating to the kidneys
  2. relating to or affected with nephritis

nephritis

noun
  1. inflammation of a kidney
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Word Origin and History for nephritic

nephritis

n.

1570s, from Late Latin nephritis, from Greek nephritis "disease of the kidneys," from nephros "kidney" (see nephron) + -itis "inflammation." Related: Nephritic.

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nephritic in Medicine

nephritic

[nə-frĭtĭk]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or affected with nephritis.

nephritis

[nə-frītĭs]
n. pl. ne•phri•tis•es
  1. Acute or chronic inflammation of the kidneys.
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nephritic in Science

nephritis

[nə-frītĭs]
  1. Inflammation of the kidneys.
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