kidney disease, especially marked by noninflammatory degeneration of the tubular system.
Origin of nephrosis
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any noninflammatory degenerative kidney disease
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n. pl. ne•phro•ses (-sēz)
Disease of the kidneys marked by degeneration of renal tubular epithelium.
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