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[nuh-frol-uh-jee] /nəˈfrɒl ə dʒi/

the branch of medical science that deals with the kidney.
the branch of medicine concerned with diseases of the kidney

1839, from nephro- + -ology. Related: Nephrologist.

nephrology ne·phrol·o·gy (nə-frŏl’ə-jē)
The medical science that deals with the kidneys, especially their functions or diseases.
ne·phrol’o·gist n.
The branch of medicine that deals with functions and diseases of the kidneys.
nephrology [(nuh-frol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the kidneys.


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