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glomerulonephritis

[gloh-mer-yuh-loh-nuh-frahy-tis, gluh-] /gloʊˌmɛr yə loʊ nəˈfraɪ tɪs, glə-/
noun, Pathology
1.
a kidney disease affecting the capillaries of the glomeruli, characterized by albuminuria, edema, and hypertension.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; glomerul(us) + -o- + nephritis
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  • Kidney lesions cause glomerulonephritis, which may result in blood in the urine and kidney failure.
British Dictionary definitions for glomerulonephritis

glomerulonephritis

/ɡlɒˌmɛrʊləʊnɪˈfraɪtɪs/
noun
1.
any of various kidney diseases in which the glomeruli are affected
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glomerulonephritis in Medicine

glomerulonephritis glo·mer·u·lo·ne·phri·tis (glō-měr'yə-lō-nə-frī'tĭs)
n.
Renal disease marked by bilateral inflammatory changes in glomeruli that are not the result of kidney infection. Also called glomerular nephritis.

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