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English definition of “glomerulonephritis”

glomerulonephritis

noun [U] /ɡlɒˌmer.jʊ.ləʊ.nɪˈfraɪ.tɪs/ US  /ɡloʊˌmer.jə.loʊ.nəˈfrɑɪ.t̬ɪs/ specialized
a kidney disease in which the glomeruli (= tiny blood vessels that remove waste products from the blood into the urine) are inflamed: Severe cases of glomerulonephritis can lead to kidney failure.Disorders of the urinary system
(Definition of glomerulonephritis noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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