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noun

a mechanical device that operates outside the body and substitutes for the kidney by removing waste products from the blood.

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Also called hemodialyzer.

Origin of artificial kidney

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for artificial kidney

artificial kidney

noun

med a mechanical apparatus for performing haemodialysis
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Medical definitions for artificial kidney

artificial kidney

n.

hemodialyzer
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