nephro

nephro-

a combining form meaning “kidney,” used in the formation of compound words: nephrolith.
Also, especially before a vowel, nephr-.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek nephrós kidney, kidneys

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nephro- or (before a vowel) nephr-
 
combining form
kidney or kidneys: nephrotomy
 
[from Greek nephros]
 
nephr- or (before a vowel) nephr-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek nephros]

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nephro- or nephr-
pref.
kidney; kidneylike structure: nephrotomy.

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