- the branch of medical science that deals with the kidney.
- the branch of medicine concerned with diseases of the kidney
n.1839, from nephro- + -ology. Related: Nephrologist. n.
- The medical science that deals with the kidneys, especially their functions or diseases.
- The branch of medicine that deals with functions and diseases of the kidneys.
The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the kidneys.