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

Definition of nephritic in English:


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.


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

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