nephropathy

[ nuh-frop-uh-thee ]
/ nəˈfrɒp ə θi /

noun Pathology.

any disease of the kidney.

Nearby words

  1. nephroma,
  2. nephromegaly,
  3. nephron,
  4. nephronic loop,
  5. nephropathic,
  6. nephropexy,
  7. nephrophthisis,
  8. nephroptosis,
  9. nephropyelitis,
  10. nephropyeloplasty

Origin of nephropathy

First recorded in 1915–20; nephro- + -pathy

Related formsneph·ro·path·ic [nef-ruh-path-ik] /ˌnɛf rəˈpæθ ɪk/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for nephropathy

nephropathy

[ nə-frŏpə-thē ]

n.

A disease of the kidney.renopathy
Related formsneph′ro•pathic (nĕf′rə-păthĭk) adj.


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