[pahy-uh-loh-nuh-froh-sis, pahy-el-oh-] /ˌpaɪ ə loʊ nəˈfroʊ sɪs, paɪˌɛl oʊ-/

noun, Pathology.
any disease of the kidney and its pelvis.

pyelonephrosis py·e·lo·ne·phro·sis (pī’ə-lō-nə-frō’sĭs)
Disease of the pelvis of the kidney.


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