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pyelonephritis

[pahy-uh-loh-nuh-frahy-tis, pahy-el-oh-] /ˌpaɪ ə loʊ nəˈfraɪ tɪs, paɪˌɛl oʊ-/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by a bacterial infection.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; pyelo- + nephritis
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pyelonephritic
[pahy-uh-loh-nuh-frit-ik, pahy-el-oh-] /ˌpaɪ ə loʊ nəˈfrɪt ɪk, paɪˌɛl oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • If the infection spreads to the kidneys, it is called pyelonephritis and may be more serious.
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pyelonephritis

/ˌpaɪələʊnɪˈfraɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the kidney and renal pelvis Compare pyelitis
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pyelonephritis in Medicine

pyelonephritis py·e·lo·ne·phri·tis (pī'ə-lō-nə-frī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by bacterial infection. Also called nephropyelitis.


py'e·lo·ne·phrit'ic (-frĭt'ĭk) adj.
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