nephritic


nephritic

noun Pathology.

  1. inflammation of the kidneys, especially in Bright’s disease.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the kidneys
  2. relating to or affected with nephritis

noun

  1. inflammation of a kidney

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

  1. Of, relating to, or affected with nephritis.

n. pl. ne•phri•tis•es

  1. Acute or chronic inflammation of the kidneys.

  1. Inflammation of the kidneys.

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