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kid·ney

 (kĭd′nē)
n. pl. kid·neys
1. Anatomy Either one of a pair of organs in the dorsal region of the vertebrate abdominal cavity, functioning to maintain proper water and electrolyte balance, regulate acid-base concentration, and filter the blood of metabolic wastes, which are then excreted as urine.
2. The kidney of certain animals, eaten as food.
3. An excretory organ of certain invertebrates.
4. Temperament; kind: a person of the same kidney.

[Middle English kidenei.]

kidney

(ˈkɪdnɪ)
n
1. (Anatomy) either of two bean-shaped organs at the back of the abdominal cavity in man, one on each side of the spinal column. They maintain water and electrolyte balance and filter waste products from the blood, which are excreted as urine.
2. (Zoology) the corresponding organ in other animals
3. (Cookery) the kidneys of certain animals used as food
4. class, type, or disposition (esp in the phrases of the same or a different kidney)
[C14: of uncertain origin]
ˈkidneyˌlike adj

kid•ney

(ˈkɪd ni)

n., pl. -neys.
1. one of a pair of organs in the rear of the upper abdominal cavity of vertebrates that filter waste from the blood, excrete uric acid or urea, and maintain water and electrolyte balance.
2. any similar structure in invertebrates.
3. the meat of an animal's kidney used as food.
4. constitution or temperament.
5. kind; sort: to associate only with people of one's own kidney.
[1275–1325; Middle English kidenei,kidenere (singular), kideneres, kideneren (pl.)]
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kidney
Blood that flows through a kidney is filtered to remove waste, such as urea and excess water. This process results in the byproduct urine, which travels through the ureter to the bladder, where it is stored until emptied by urination.

kid·ney

(kĭd′nē)
Either of a pair of organs that are located in the rear of the abdominal cavity of vertebrate animals and that regulate the amount of water in the body and filter out wastes from the bloodstream in the form of urine. Each kidney is connected to the bladder by a muscular tube called a ureter.

kidney

A bean-shaped organ that filters wastes from blood to form urine. The two kidneys lie in the upper rear of the abdomen, one on each side of the vertebral column.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kidney - either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urinekidney - either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine; "urine passes out of the kidney through ureters to the bladder"
nephron, uriniferous tubule - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
adrenal, adrenal gland, suprarenal gland - either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
excretory organ, urinary organ - an organ that separates waste substances from the blood and discharges them
arcuate artery of the kidney - curved arteries of the kidney
arteria renalis, renal artery - an artery originating from the abdominal aorta and supplying the kidneys and adrenal glands and ureters
arcuate vein of the kidney, vena arcuata renis - veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venules
renal vein, vena renalis - veins that accompany renal arteries; open into the vena cava at the level of the 2nd lumbar vertebra
venae interlobulares renis - interlobular veins of the kidney; receive blood from the arcuate vein and empty into the renal veins
venae renis - veins of the kidney; drain the kidney into the renal vein
renal cortex - the cortex of the kidney containing the glomeruli and the convoluted tubules
urinary tract - the organs and tubes involved in the production and excretion of urine
renal pelvis, pelvis - a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter

kidney

noun
Related words
adjective renal, nephritic
Translations
كُلْيَةٌكِلْيَه
бъбрек
ledvinaledvinky
nyre
munuainen
bubreg
vese
ginjal
nÿra
腎臓
신장
ren
inkstas
niere
oblička
ledvica
njure
ไต
quả thận

kidney

[ˈkɪdnɪ]
A. N (Anat, Culin) → riñón m (fig) → índole f, especie f
B. CPD kidney bean N (Culin) → frijol m, judía f (Sp), poroto m (S. Cone)
kidney disease Nenfermedad f renal
kidney dish Nbatea f
kidney failure Ninsuficiencia m renal
kidney machine Nriñón m artificial
kidney stone Ncálculo m renal
kidney transplant Ntrasplante m renal or de riñón

kidney

[ˈkɪdni] n
[person, animal] → rein m
He's got kidney trouble → Il a des problèmes de reins.
(to eat)rognon m
I don't like kidneys → Je n'aime pas les rognons.kidney bean nharicot m rougekidney disease nmaladie f rénalekidney donor ndonneur/euse m/f de reinskidney failure ninsuffisance f rénalekidney machine nrein m artificielkidney stone ncalcul m rénalkidney transplant ngreffe f du reinkid sister npetite sœur f

kidney

n
(Anat, Cook) → Niere f
(fig: = type, temperament) of the same kidneyvom gleichen Schlag or Typ

kidney

:
kidney bean
nrote Bohne, Kidneybohne f
kidney dish
nNierenschale f
kidney failure
n (Med) → Nierenversagen nt
kidney machine
kidney-shaped
kidney stone
n (Med) → Nierenstein m

kidney

[ˈkɪdnɪ]
1. n (Anat) → rene m (Culin) → rognone m
2. adj (disease, failure, transplant) → renale, del rene

kidney

(ˈkidni) noun
one of a pair of organs in the body which remove waste matter from the blood and produce urine. The kidneys of some animals are used as food.

kidney

كُلْيَةٌ ledvina nyre Niere νεφρό riñón munuainen rein bubreg rene 腎臓 신장 nier nyre nerka rim почка njure ไต böbrek quả thận

kid·ney

n. riñón, órgano par situado a cada lado de la región lumbar y que sirve de filtro al organismo;
artificial ______ artificial;
___ cancercáncer del ___;
___ dialysisdialysis del ___;
___ diseaseenfermedad del ___;
___ failurefallo renal;
___ stonespiedras o cálculos renales, pop. piedras en los riñones;
polycystic ______ poliquístico.

kidney

n riñón m; horseshoe — riñón en herradura
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I had to repeat my order "Devilled kidney," and instead of answering brightly, "Yes, sir," as if my selection of devilled kidney was a personal gratification to him, which is the manner one expects of a waiter, he gazed eagerly out at the window, and then, starting, asked, "Did you say devilled kidney, sir?
Painfully aware, Miss Dorrit, I am sure,' said Flora, 'that to propose an adjournment to any place to one so far removed by fortune and so courted and caressed by the best society must ever appear intruding even if not a pie-shop far below your present sphere and a back-parlour though a civil man but if for the sake of Arthur--cannot overcome it more improper now than ever late Doyce and Clennam--one last remark I might wish to make one last explanation I might wish to offer perhaps your good nature might excuse under pretence of three kidney ones the humble place of conversation.
Coffee, please," says Tom, with his mouth full of muffin and kidney.
They're all made o' them noble animals," says he, a-pointin' to a wery nice little tabby kitten, "and I seasons 'em for beefsteak, weal or kidney, 'cording to the demand.
Snakes," said Adam, helping himself to a grilled kidney.
By the bye, there's one of that kidney who has taken the name--where have I heard of him?
How should you, you are of their kidney - you're only half a man.
I've seen fellows strong as bulls fight a hard battle and die inside the year of consumption, or kidney disease, or anything else.
He wept; but so far recovered, almost immediately, as to ring the bell for the waiter, and bespeak a hot kidney pudding and a plate of shrimps for breakfast in the morning.
Then out rides our own little hothead with the patch over his eye, and my Lord Audley with his four Cheshire squires, and a few others of like kidney, and after them went the prince and Chandos, and then the whole throng of us, with axe and sword, for we had shot away our arrows.
Hard parts seem to affect the form of adjoining soft parts; it is believed by some authors that the diversity in the shape of the pelvis in birds causes the remarkable diversity in the shape of their kidneys.
I learned to play at cricket, to hate rich people, to cure warts, to write Latin verses, to swim, to recite speeches, to cook kidneys on toast, to draw caricatures of the masters, to construe Greek plays, to black boots, and to receive kicks and serious advice resignedly.