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noun Pathology.
  1. kidney disease, especially marked by noninflammatory degeneration of the tubular system.
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Origin of nephrosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1915–20; see origin at nephr-, -osis
Related formsne·phrot·ic [nuh-frot-ik] /nəˈfrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nephrosis


  1. any noninflammatory degenerative kidney disease
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Derived Formsnephrotic (nɪˈfrɒtɪk), adjective
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nephrosis in Medicine


n. pl. ne•phro•ses (-sēz)
  1. Disease of the kidneys marked by degeneration of renal tubular epithelium.
  2. nephrotic syndrome
Related formsne•phrotic (-frŏtĭk) adj.