Share this entry

Share this page

nephritic

Syllabification: ne·phrit·ic
Pronunciation: /nəˈfridik
 
/

Definition of nephritic in English:

adjective

1Of or in the kidneys; renal.
1.1Of or relating to nephritis.
Example sentences
  • Children who present with overlapping features of both nephrotic and nephritic syndromes should undergo thorough serological testing to narrow down the differential diagnosis.
  • The classic presentation of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis is a full-blown nephritic syndrome with oliguric acute renal failure.
  • Increased levels occur in hypothyroidism, nephritic syndrome, atherosclerosis, cirrhosis, diabetes, hypertension, excess dietary intake of triglycerides, alcoholism, familial hyperlipidemia, and oral contraceptive use.

Origin

early 19th century: via late Latin from Greek nephritikos 'of the kidneys' (see nephritis).

Definition of nephritic in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing