Definitions

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

  • noun The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the kidneys.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Scientific knowledge or investigation of the kidney.

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

  • noun A treatise on, or the science which treats of, the kidneys, and their structure and functions.

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

  • noun medicine The branch of medicine that deals with the function and diseases of the kidneys.

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

  • noun the branch of medicine concerned with the kidney - its development and anatomy and physiology and disorders

Etymologies

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nephro- + -logy

Examples

  • I call my nephrology colleague, am reassured that he is as incensed as I, and recite the magic words to Anesthesia, "Nephrology says it's ok."

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  • The residents who spend time in nephrology care for your child under the direction of the attending physicians and fellows.

    The dialysis team and facility

  • I call my nephrology colleague, am reassured that he is as incensed as I, and recite the magic words to Anesthesia, "Nephrology says it's ok."

    More Clarification on "Balls"

  • Your insurance plan fully covers columns about many important topics, such as nephrology and Gregorian chant.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Your insurance plan fully covers columns about many important topics, such as nephrology and Gregorian chant.

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  • Your insurance plan fully covers columns about many important topics, such as nephrology and Gregorian chant.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Your insurance plan fully covers columns about many important topics, such as nephrology and Gregorian chant.

    Bloodthirsty Liberal

  • Your insurance plan fully covers columns about many important topics, such as nephrology and Gregorian chant.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Your insurance plan fully covers columns about many important topics, such as nephrology and Gregorian chant.

    NYT > Opinion

  • The fellow will cover the nephrology service if both the first year fellows are absent.

    Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program

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