Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the kidneys; renal.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or affected with nephritis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who suffers from nephritis.
  • Of or pertaining to the kidneys: as, a nephritic disease.
  • Pertaining to or affected with nephritis: as, a nephritic patient.
  • Relieving disorders of the kidneys in general: as, a nephritic medicine.
  • Of the nature of nephrite or jade.
  • noun A medicine adapted to relieve or cure diseases of the kidneys, particularly gravel or stone in the bladder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A medicine adapted to relieve or cure disease of the kidneys.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the kidneys or urinary organs; renal.
  • adjective Affected with a disease of the kidneys.
  • adjective Relieving disorders of the kidneys; affecting the kidneys.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to nephrite.
  • adjective (Min.) Nephrite; jade. See Nephrite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to the kidneys.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or affected with nephritis.
  • noun Someone with nephritis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to the kidneys
  • adjective affected by nephritis

Etymologies

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nephro- (“of the kidney”) + -itis (“inflammation”)

Examples

  • From the Nutrition Foundation, Inc., to be used by Dr. Chanutin in connection with his project on Fat Metabolism in the "nephritic" rat

    Board of Visitors minutes

  • Thousands visited the springs hoping for cures for afflictions including (according to one 1821 inventory) “Habitual Costiveness,” “Depraved appetite,” “Calculous and nephritic complaints,” “Cutaneous eruptions,” “Some species or states of gout,” “Some species of dropsy,” scrofula, amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea.

    Off to the Races

  • Thousands visited the springs hoping for cures for afflictions including (according to one 1821 inventory) “Habitual Costiveness,” “Depraved appetite,” “Calculous and nephritic complaints,” “Cutaneous eruptions,” “Some species or states of gout,” “Some species of dropsy,” scrofula, amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea.

    Off to the Races

  • She Is Blond Sin Dim, nephritic, yet single whoosh!

    Elizabeth Bachinsky reads K. Silem Mohammad

  • She Is Blond Sin Dim, nephritic, yet single whoosh!

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Hemorrhoids appearing in melancholic and nephritic affections are favorable.

    Aphorisms

  • Whenever the aforementioned symptoms occur in nephritic diseases, and along with them acute pains about the muscles of the back, provided these be seated about the external parts, you may expect that there will be an abscess; but if the pains be rather about the internal parts, you may also rather expect that the abscess will be seated internally.

    Aphorisms

  • At fifty years of age, he began to be grievously afflicted with the stone and nephritic colic; but bore with cheerfulness the most excruciating pains of his distemper.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • According to Ziehen, most of these nephritic psychoses run the course of what he calls hallucinatory paranoia (it may be remembered that Ziehen counts among paranoias a number of acute diseases and even so-called Meynert's amentia).

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Both the nephritic and phthisical groups need further intensive study.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

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