pyelonephritis

[ pahy-uh-loh-nuh-frahy-tis, pahy-el-oh- ]
/ ˌpaɪ ə loʊ nəˈfraɪ tɪs, paɪˌɛl oʊ- /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by a bacterial infection.

Origin of pyelonephritis

First recorded in 1865–70; pyelo- + nephritis

Related forms

py·e·lo·ne·phrit·ic [pahy-uh-loh-nuh-frit-ik, pahy-el-oh-] /ˌpaɪ ə loʊ nəˈfrɪt ɪk, paɪˌɛl oʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyelonephritis

pyelonephritis

/ (ˌpaɪələʊnɪˈfraɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the kidney and renal pelvisCompare pyelitis
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Medicine definitions for pyelonephritis

pyelonephritis

[ pī′ə-lō-nə-frītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by bacterial infection.nephropyelitis

Related forms

py′e•lo•ne•phritic (-frĭtĭk) adj.
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