Pyelonephritis definitions

pī'ə-lō-nĭ-frī'tĭs
Inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by bacterial infection.
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Infection of one or both kidneys, usually involving both the pelvis and the functional tissue.
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Inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by bacterial infection.
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(medicine) An ascending urinary tract infection that has reached the pelvis of the kidney.
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Origin of pyelonephritis

Greek puelos basin pyelitis nephritis