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hydronephrosis

[hahy-droh-nuh-froh-sis] /ˌhaɪ droʊ nəˈfroʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
dilation of the branches and pelvic cavity of the kidney, caused by an accumulation of urine resulting from obstruction of normal outflow.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; hydro-1 + nephrosis
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hydro-nephrosis in Medicine

hydronephrosis hy·dro·ne·phro·sis (hī'drō-nə-frō'sĭs)
n.
The dilation of the pelvis and calices of one or both kidneys because of the accumulation of urine resulting from obstruction to urine outflow. Also called uronephrosis.


hy'dro·ne·phrot'ic (-frŏt'ĭk) adj.
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