[ pahy-uh-loh-nuh-frahy-tis, pahy-el-oh- ]
/ ˌpaɪ ə loʊ nəˈfraɪ tɪs, paɪˌɛl oʊ- /
inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by a bacterial infection.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pyelonephritispy·e·lo·ne·phrit·ic [pahy-uh-loh-nuh-frit-ik, pahy-el-oh-], /ˌpaɪ ə loʊ nəˈfrɪt ɪk, paɪˌɛl oʊ-/, adjective
Words nearby pyelonephritis
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British Dictionary definitions for pyelonephritis
/ (ˌpaɪələʊnɪˈfraɪtɪs) /
inflammation of the kidney and renal pelvisCompare pyelitis
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Medical definitions for pyelonephritis
[ pī′ə-lō-nə-frī′tĭs ]
Inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by bacterial infection.nephropyelitis
Other words from pyelonephritispy′e•lo•ne•phrit′ic (-frĭt′ĭk) adj.
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