nephrology

[ nuh-frol-uh-jee ]
/ nəˈfrɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of medical science that deals with the kidney.

Origin of nephrology

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

Related forms

ne·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 Forms

nephrologist, noun
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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 forms

ne•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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