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Meaning of pyelonephritis

py•e•lo•ne•phri•tis

Pronunciation: (pī"u-lō-nu-frī'tis, pī-el"ō-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by a bacterial infection.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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