adrenal

[uh-dreen-l]
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adjective

of or produced by the adrenal glands.
situated near or on the kidneys; suprarenal.

noun


Origin of adrenal

1870–75; ad- + Latin rēn- (stem of rēnēs kidneys) + -al1
Related formsad·re·nal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for adrenal

adrenal

adjective

on or near the kidneys
of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions

noun

an adrenal gland

Word Origin for adrenal

C19: from ad- (near) + renal
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Word Origin and History for adrenal
adj.

"of or near the kidneys," 1866, Modern Latin, from ad- + renalis "of the kidneys," from Latin renes "kidneys." Adrenal gland is from 1875.

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Medicine definitions for adrenal

adrenal

[ə-drēnəl]

adj.

At, near, or on the kidneys.
Of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions.

n.

An adrenal gland or tissue.
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