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  1. kid·ney
    IPA[ˈkidnē]
  2. noun

    • 1. each of a pair of organs in the abdominal cavity of mammals, birds, and reptiles, excreting urine.

    • 2. the kidney of a sheep, ox, or pig as food.

    • 3. temperament, nature, or kind:

      I hoped that he would not prove of similar kidney
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: kidney, plural noun: kidneys

    • noun

      each of a pair of organs in the abdominal cavity of mammals, birds, and reptiles, that excrete urine.

      the kidney of a sheep, ox, or pig as food.

    • noun

      a condition in which the kidneys are abnormally movable.

      a kidney which is abnormally movable.

    • noun

      a hard mass formed in the kidneys, typically consisting of insoluble calcium compounds; a renal calculus.
    • noun

      an operation in which a kidney is transplanted:
    • noun

      see dialysis
    • noun

      severe failure of the kidneys to function properly:
    • noun

      each of the long, fine, convoluted tubules conveying urine from the glomeruli to the renal pelvis in the vertebrate kidney. Water and salts are reabsorbed into the blood along their length.
    • noun

      a person who donates a kidney for transplantation:
    • noun

      a kidney-shaped bean, especially a dark red variety of the common bean plant Phaseolus vulgaris.
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