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nephritis

[nuh-frahy-tis] /nəˈfraɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the kidneys, especially in Bright's disease.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin nephrītis a disease of the kidneys < Greek nephrîtis. See nephr-, -itis
Related forms
nephritic
[nuh-frit-ik] /nəˈfrɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonnephritic, adjective
postnephritic, adjective
prenephritic, adjective
unnephritic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nephritis

nephritis

/nɪˈfraɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of a kidney
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Word Origin and History for nephritis
n.

1570s, from Late Latin nephritis, from Greek nephritis "disease of the kidneys," from nephros "kidney" (see nephron) + -itis "inflammation." Related: Nephritic.

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nephritis in Medicine

nephritis ne·phri·tis (nə-frī'tĭs)
n. pl. ne·phri·tis·es or ne·phrit·i·des (-frĭt'ĭ-dēz')
Acute or chronic inflammation of the kidneys.

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nephritis in Science
nephritis
  (nə-frī'tĭs)   
Inflammation of the kidneys.
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