noun Pathology.

inflammation of the pelvis or outlet of the kidney.

Origin of pyelitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at pyelo-, -itis
Related formspy·e·lit·ic [pahy-uh-lit-ik] /ˌpaɪ əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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inflammation of the pelvis of the kidneyCompare pyelonephritis
Derived Formspyelitic (ˌpaɪəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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pyelitis in Medicine




Acute inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney, caused by bacterial infection.
Related formspy′e•litic (-lĭtĭk) adj.
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