[ nuh-froh-sis ]
/ nəˈfroʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

kidney disease, especially marked by noninflammatory degeneration of the tubular system.

Origin of nephrosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1915–20; see origin at nephr-, -osis

Related forms

ne·phrot·ic [nuh-frot-ik] /nəˈfrɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nephrosis


/ (nɪˈfrəʊsɪs) /


any noninflammatory degenerative kidney disease

Derived Forms

nephrotic (nɪˈfrɒtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for nephrosis


[ nə-frōsĭs ]

n. pl. ne•phro•ses (-sēz)

Disease of the kidneys marked by degeneration of renal tubular epithelium.
nephrotic syndrome

Related forms

ne•phrotic (-frŏtĭk) adj.
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