nephritis

[ nuh-frahy-tis ]
/ nəˈfraɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the kidneys, especially in Bright's disease.

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Origin of nephritis

1570–80; < Late Latin nephrītis a disease of the kidneys < Greek nephrîtis. See nephr-, -itis

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British Dictionary definitions for nephritis

nephritis
/ (nɪˈfraɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of a kidney
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Medical definitions for nephritis

nephritis
[ nə-frītĭs ]

n. pl. ne•phri•tis•es

Acute or chronic inflammation of the kidneys.
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Scientific definitions for nephritis

nephritis
[ nə-frītĭs ]

Inflammation of the kidneys.
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