from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several diseases of the kidney marked by the presence of albumin in the urine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several diseases of the kidney characterized by inflammation, and the presence of albumin in the urine; nephritis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- An affection of the kidneys, usually inflammatory in character, and distinguished by the occurrence of albumin and renal casts in the urine. Several varieties of Bright's disease are now recognized, differing in the part of the kidney involved, and in the intensity and course of the morbid process.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inflammation of the kidney
After Richard Bright (1789-1858), British physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dr Richard Bright. (Wiktionary)