Nephro-



1.
a combining form meaning “kidney,” used in the formation of compound words:
nephrolith.
combining form
1.
kidney or kidneys: nephrotomy

before vowels nephr-, word-forming element meaning “kidney, kidneys,” from nephro-, comb. form of Greek nephros “kidney” (see nephron).

nephro- or nephr-
pref.
Kidney; kidneylike structure: nephrotomy.

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