from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A disease of the kidneys marked by degenerative lesions, especially of the winding uriniferous tubules.

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  • noun pathology A non-inflammatory disease of the kidneys that is characterised by the leaking of blood protein into the urine, swelling or oedema, and degenerative lesions.

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  • noun a syndrome characterized by edema and large amounts of protein in the urine and usually increased blood cholesterol; usually associated with glomerulonephritis or with a complication of various systemic diseases
  • noun a disease affecting the kidneys


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nephro- + -osis


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