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floating kidney

floating kidney in Medicine

floating kidney n.
A kidney that is displaced and movable. Also called wandering kidney.

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  • She had had thirteen children and now had a floating kidney.

    Life in the War Zone

    Gertrude Atherton
  • His latest excuse was that the doctor told him to lie in bed a month—for he had a floating kidney.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • I have already fabricated the refrain: Her heart was in the right place, lads, but she had a floating kidney!

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • He was short several teeth, and there were some broken fingers and toes, and maybe a floating kidney.

    Security Poul William Anderson
  • If a floating kidney becomes twisted on its pedicle, abortion may be a consequence.

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