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pyelonephritis

[pahy-uh-loh-nuh-frahy-tis, pahy-el-oh-]
noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by a bacterial infection.
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Origin of pyelonephritis

First recorded in 1865–70; pyelo- + nephritis
Related formspy·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

noun
  1. inflammation of the kidney and renal pelvisCompare pyelitis
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pyelonephritis in Medicine

pyelonephritis

(pī′ə-lō-nə-frītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by bacterial infection.nephropyelitis
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Related formspy′e•lo•ne•phritic (-frĭtĭk) adj.
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