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pyelonephritis Syllabification: py·e·lo·ne·phri·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌpīəˌlōnəˈfrīdəs/

Definition of pyelonephritis in English:


Inflammation of the substance of the kidney as a result of bacterial infection.
Example sentences
  • Systemic maternal febrile infections such as pyelonephritis have been associated with preterm delivery.
  • Because of hematuria, bacteriuria and pyuria, Susan had been treated for a urinary tract infection with possible pyelonephritis.
  • White blood cell casts are usually indicative of a renal inflammatory process such as pyelonephritis.


Pronunciation: /-ˈfritik/
Example sentences
  • Existing information regarding the pyelonephritic potential of Ps. aeruginosa is mostly based on epidemiological studies.


Mid 19th century: from Greek puelos 'trough, basin' + nephritis.

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