noun Pathology.
kidney disease, especially marked by noninflammatory degeneration of the tubular system.

1915–20; < Neo-Latin; see nephr-, -osis

nephrotic [nuh-frot-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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nephrosis (nɪˈfrəʊsɪs)
any noninflammatory degenerative kidney disease

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nephrosis ne·phro·sis (nə-frō'sĭs)
n. pl. ne·phro·ses (-sēz)

  1. Disease of the kidneys marked by degeneration of renal tubular epithelium.

  2. See nephrotic syndrome.

ne·phrot'ic (-frŏt'ĭk) adj.
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