from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by bacterial infection.
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- n. An ascending urinary tract infection that has reached the pelvis of the kidney.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of the kidney and the renal pelvis.
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- n. inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection
New Latin pyelonephrītis : Greek puelos, basin; see pyelitis + nephritis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
pyelo- + nephritis (Wiktionary)