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pyelitis

Syllabification: py·e·li·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌpīəˈlīdəs
 
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Definition of pyelitis in English:

noun

Medicine
Inflammation of the renal pelvis.
Example sentences
  • It has a wide range of uses including the common cold, heatstroke, acute gastroenteritis, pyelitis, and gallbladder disorders.
  • A urinary infection that involves the urine collecting system of the kidney is called pyelitis.
  • I find Professor Taylor's hypothesis that Miss Rossiter was probably suffering the symptoms of pyelitis on that date most unconvincing.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek puelos 'trough, basin' + -itis.

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