: inflammation of both the lining of the renal pelvis and also the parenchyma of the kidney particularly as a result of bacterial infection

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pyelonephritic ˌpī-​(ə-​)lō-​ni-​ˈfri-​tik adjective
Recent Examples on the Web Kidney infection Kidney infection (or pyelonephritis) is a form of UTI that mainly begins in your urethra or bladder and travels to one or both of your kidneys. — Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, 9 Sep. 2019 The least common type of UTI, a kidney infection (acute pyelonephritis), can reason flank pain, fever before, chills, nausea, and vomiting. — Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 9 Mar. 2019

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The first recognized use of pyelonephritis was in 1839

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py·​elo·​ne·​phri·​tis | ˌpī-(ə-)lō-ni-ˈfrīt-əs
plural pyelonephritides -​ˈfrit-​ə-​ˌdēz
: inflammation of both the parenchyma of a kidney and the lining of its renal pelvis particularly as a result of bacterial infection
pyelonephritic -​ˈfrit-​ik adjective

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