Definition of pyelonephritis in English:

Share this entry

pyelonephritis

Pronunciation: /ˌpīəˌlōnəˈfrīdəs/

noun

Medicine
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.

Derivatives

pyelonephritic

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

Origin

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

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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