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Medical Term:

nephrophthisis

Pronunciation: nef-rof'thi-sis, -ti-sis

Definition:

  1. Suppurative nephritis with wasting of the substance of the organ.
  2. Tuberculosis of the kidney.

[nephro- + G. phthisis, a wasting]

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