from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the kidneys.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or affected with nephritis.
  • n. Someone with nephritis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the kidneys or urinary organs; renal.
  • adj.
  • adj. Affected with a disease of the kidneys.
  • adj. Relieving disorders of the kidneys; affecting the kidneys.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to nephrite.
  • n. A medicine adapted to relieve or cure disease of the kidneys.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A medicine adapted to relieve or cure diseases of the kidneys, particularly gravel or stone in the bladder.
  • n. One who suffers from nephritis.

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

  • adj. of or relating to the kidneys
  • adj. affected by nephritis


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


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  • 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.

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

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  • Hemorrhoids appearing in melancholic and nephritic affections are favorable.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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  • 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).

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

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  • If an endolaryngeal operation is needed by a nephritic, preparatory treatment may prevent laryngeal edema or other complications.

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  • Landanabileo has been quoted as using raw coffee infusion in hepatic and nephritic diseases, venal and hepatic colics, and in diabetes.

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