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English definition of “glomerulonephritis”


noun [U] uk   /ɡlɒˌmer.jʊ.ləʊ.nɪˈfraɪ.tɪs/ us    /ɡloʊˌmer.jə.loʊ.nəˈfraɪ.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.
(Definition of glomerulonephritis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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