Definition of pyelonephritis in English:

pyelonephritis

Syllabification: py·e·lo·ne·phri·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌpīəˌlōniˈfrītis
 
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noun

Medicine
  • Inflammation of the substance of the kidney as a result of bacterial infection.
    More 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
More 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.

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