nephrophthisis

[ nĕf-rŏfthĭ-sĭs ]

n.

Suppurative nephritis with wasting of the substance of the kidney.
Tuberculosis of the kidney.

Nearby words

  1. nephron,
  2. nephronic loop,
  3. nephropathic,
  4. nephropathy,
  5. nephropexy,
  6. nephroptosis,
  7. nephropyelitis,
  8. nephropyeloplasty,
  9. nephropyosis,
  10. nephrorrhaphy


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