Glomerulonephritis definition

glō-mĕryə-lō-nə-frītĭs
A form of nephritis characterized by inflammation of the renal glomeruli.
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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.
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A form of nephritis characterized by inflammation of the renal glomeruli.
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(medicine) A form of nephritis characterized by inflammation of the glomeruli.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glomerulonephritis
Plural:
glomerulonephrites, glomerulonephritides

Origin of glomerulonephritis

  • glomerul(us) nephritis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition