Definitions for kidneyˈkɪd ni
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
any similar structure in invertebrates.
Category: Zoology, Anatomy
the meat of an animal's kidney used as food.
constitution or temperament.
to associate only with people of one's own kidney.
Origin of kidney:
1275–1325; ME kidenei,kidenere (sing.), kideneres, kideneren (pl.)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
one of two organs that clean the blood in your body
An organ in the body that filters the blood, producing urine.
This organ (of an animal) cooked as food
constitution, temperament, nature
Origin: From kednei, kidenei, from earlier kidnere, kidenere. Of uncertain origin. Probably a compound consisting of *, from cwiþ, cwiþa + nere, from *, from neuran, from negʷh-r-. If so, then related to nier, Niere, nyre, njure.
a glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body; a urinary gland
habit; disposition; sort; kind
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
Translations for kidney
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- rimPortuguese (BR)
- die NiereGerman
- buah pinggangMalay
- ،گرده کلیهPersian
- 腎Chinese (Trad.)
- 肾Chinese (Simp.)
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