nephrology

[ nuh-frol-uh-jee ]
/ nəˈfrɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of medical science that deals with the kidney.

Nearby words

  1. nephroid,
  2. nephrolepis,
  3. nephrolith,
  4. nephrolithiasis,
  5. nephrolithotomy,
  6. nephrolysis,
  7. nephroma,
  8. nephromegaly,
  9. nephron,
  10. nephronic loop

Origin of nephrology

First recorded in 1835–45; nephro- + -logy

Related formsne·phrol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for nephrology

nephrology

/ (nɪˈfrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with diseases of the kidney
Derived Formsnephrologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for nephrology

nephrology

n.

1839, from nephro- + -ology. Related: Nephrologist.

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Medicine definitions for nephrology

nephrology

[ nə-frŏlə-jē ]

n.

The medical science that deals with the kidneys, especially their functions or diseases.
Related formsne•phrolo•gist n.


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Science definitions for nephrology

nephrology

[ nə-frŏlə-jē ]

The branch of medicine that deals with functions and diseases of the kidneys.
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Culture definitions for nephrology

nephrology

[ (nuh-frol-uh-jee) ]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the kidneys.

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