[nef-ruh-stohm] /ˈnɛf rəˌstoʊm/
Zoology. the ciliated opening of a nephridium into the coelom.
Embryology. a similar opening from the coelom into a tubule of the embryonic kidney.
- Nephrotic syndrome
nephrotic syndrome ne·phrot·ic syndrome (nə-frŏt’ĭk) n. A clinical state marked by edema, albuminuria, decreased plasma albumin, doubly refractile bodies in the urine, and usually increased blood cholesterol. It results from increased permeability of the glomerular capillary basement membranes. Also called nephrosis.
nephrotomogram neph·ro·to·mo·gram (něf’rō-tō’mə-grām’) n. A sectional radiograph of the kidneys following intravenous administration of contrast material to improve visualization of the renal parenchyma. neph’ro·to·mog’ra·phy (-tō-mŏg’rə-fē) n.
[nuh-frot-uh-mee] /nəˈfrɒt ə mi/ noun, plural nephrotomies. Surgery. 1. incision into the kidney, as for the removal of a calculus. /nɪˈfrɒtəmɪ/ noun (pl) -mies 1. surgical incision into a kidney nephrotomy ne·phrot·o·my (nə-frŏt’ə-mē) n. An incision into the kidney.
[nee-oh-tek-ton-iks] /ˌni oʊ tɛkˈtɒn ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Geology. 1. the study of geologically recent movements of the earth’s crust and measurement of its local effects in order to develop techniques for predicting earthquakes.