nephropathic etymology

English word nephropathic comes from English -ic, English nephropathy

Detailed word origin of nephropathic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
nephropathy English (eng) (pathology) Damage to, disease of, or abnormality of the kidneys.
nephropathic English (eng) Relating to nephropathy.

Words with the same origin as nephropathic

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