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nephrology

[ nuh-frol-uh-jee ]
/ nəˈfrɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the branch of medical science that deals with the kidney.
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Origin of nephrology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM nephrology

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 of nephrology

nephrologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for nephrology

nephrology
[ nə-frŏlə-jē ]

The branch of medicine that deals with functions and diseases of the kidneys.
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Cultural 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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