glomerulonephritis[glō mer′yo̵̅o̅ lō′ne frīt′is]
glomerulonephritis definition by Webster's New World
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a type of nephritis characterized by inflamed glomeruli and probably caused by certain antibody-antigen complexes in the blood filtering through the kidney
Origin: ModL: see glomerulus and amp; nephritis
glomerulonephritis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A form of nephritis characterized by inflammation of the renal glomeruli.
Origin: glomerul(us) + nephritis.
glomerulonephritis - Medical Definition
Renal disease marked by bilateral inflammatory changes in glomeruli that are not the result of kidney infection. Also called glomerular nephritis.