nephroptosis

nephroptosis
noun
prolapse of the kidney
Syn: ↑nephroptosia
Hypernyms: ↑prolapse, ↑prolapsus, ↑descensus

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\\ˌneˌfräpˈtōsə̇s, |nefrə|tō-\ noun (plural nephroptoses \\-ōˌsēz\)
Etymology: New Latin, from nephr- + -ptosis
: abnormal mobility of the kidney : floating kidney

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nephroptōˈsis noun
(Gr ptōsis fall) floating kidney
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Main Entry:nephro-

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