Definition of nephritis in English:

nephritis

Line breaks: neph|ritis
Pronunciation: /nɪˈfrʌɪtɪs
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the kidneys. Also called Bright's disease.
More 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.

Origin

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

Definition of nephritis in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnoisəm
adjective
having an extremely offensive smell