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nephrolysis ne·phrol·y·sis (nə-frŏl'ĭ-sĭs)

  1. The operation of freeing of the kidney from inflammatory adhesions, with preservation of the capsule.

  2. The destruction of renal cells.

neph'ro·lyt'ic (něf'rə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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