[ pahy-uh-lahy-tis ]
/ ˌpaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs /

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 forms

py·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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British Dictionary definitions for pyelitis


/ (ˌpaɪəˈlaɪtɪs) /


inflammation of the pelvis of the kidneyCompare pyelonephritis

Derived Forms

pyelitic (ˌpaɪəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for pyelitis


[ pī′ə-lītĭs ]


Acute inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney, caused by bacterial infection.

Related forms

py′e•litic (-lĭtĭk) adj.
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