adrenal

[ uh-dreen-l ]
/ əˈdrin l /

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 forms

ad·re·nal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for adrenal

adrenal

/ (əˈdriːnəl) /

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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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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