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nephritis Line breaks: neph|ritis
Pronunciation: /nɪˈfrʌɪtɪs/

Definition of nephritis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the kidneys. Also called Bright's disease.
Example sentences
  • The three-year study showed these patients had interstitial nephritis (ie, inflamed kidney tissues) and severely damaged kidney tubules.
  • Single cells will be found in nephritis, acute tubular necrosis, kidney transplant rejection and salicylate poisoning.
  • A 25-year-old white female had an eight-year history of SLE with associated membranous nephritis, and hypertension.


Late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek, from nephros 'kidney'.

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