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pyelonephritis

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pyelonephritis

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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