1. nephritis

noun. an inflammation of the kidney.


  • glomerulonephritis
  • Bright's disease
  • kidney disease
  • nephropathy
  • renal disorder


  • -itis (English)
  • nephro- (English)

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Sentences with nephritis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Interstitial nephritis reduces the kidneys' ability to remove waste products from the body and may eventually lead to kidney failure 2.

2. Noun, plural
The Mayo Clinic cautions that studies indicate taking additional creatine is not as damaging to the kidneys as once thought, but that cases of interstitial nephritis have been reported.