perinephrium


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per·i·neph·ri·um

 (pĕr′ə-nĕf′rē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·neph·ri·a (-rē-ə)
The connective and fatty tissue surrounding a kidney.

[New Latin, from Greek perinephros, fat around the kidneys : peri-, peri- + nephros, kidney.]

per′i·neph′ral (-nĕf′rəl), per′i·neph′ri·al (-rē-əl), per′i·neph′ric (-rĭk) adj.
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perinephrium

(ˌpɛrɪˈnɛfrɪəm)
n, pl -ria (-rɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the fatty and connective tissue surrounding the kidney
[C19: from peri- + -nephrium, from Greek nephros kidney]
ˌperiˈnephric adj
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