from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. The kidney of certain animals, eaten as food.
- n. An excretory organ of certain invertebrates.
- n. Temperment; kind: a person of the same kidney.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An organ in the body that filters the blood, producing urine.
- n. This organ (of an animal) cooked as food
- n. constitution, temperament, nature
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body; a urinary gland.
- n. Habit; disposition; sort; kind.
- n. A waiter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a glandular structure whose function is the purification of the blood by the excretion of urine; one of the renes or reins; a renal organ.
- n. Anything resembling a kidney in shape or otherwise, as a potato.
- n. plural The inmost parts; the reins.
- n. A waiting-servant.
- n. In min., a concretion shaped like a kidney.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
It takes place normally, to a slight extent, in certain cultivated forms of cotton, wherein the seeds are aggregated together into a reniform mass, whence the term kidney cotton.
The membrane to the front of the kidney is the lung.
Also, as you know, paying a donor for a kidney is a no-no.
The kidney is all hidden away too, but we aren't embarrassed or uncomfortable to say the word kidney, for god's sake.
Mark sez, "The Dutch reality show about the woman choosing who would get her kidney is apparently a hoax."
Yesterday morning while I was at work, I was hit with pain where my left kidney is situated.
The drug made it to the market with alerts about using lower doses in kidney patients.
There are also published findings that show coconut water being used in kidney dialysis and dissolving kidney stones.
Next, I separated the kidney from the mantle to which it was loosely attached and pushed it aside.
Marriage may be fleeting, but a kidney is forever.