noun, plural kid·neys.
Origin of kidney
Examples from the Web for kidney
The one with the fever and the rash and the kidney failure that eventually killed her?
In 2005, DOC paid $37,244 for one coronary bypass surgery and $32,897 for one kidney transplant surgery.Yes, Chelsea Manning Should Get Hormone Replacement Therapy on Our Dime|Brandy Zadrozny|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seeing one is especially important if you have diabetes, kidney disease or heart disease, says Dubost.
Their app, Colorimetrix, is accurate enough to monitor conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and urinary tract infections.New Camera-Centric Smartphone App Puts Healthcare in Your Pocket|Mihir Patkar|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman passed a kidney stone during a debate Tuesday.
On arising in the morning the kidney drops down out of place.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
The large intestines he wore as leggings, and the kidney fat as his moccasins.Myths and Legends of the Sioux|Marie L. McLaughlin
The seizing of the urea by the kidney cell is a vital phenomenon which we must waive for the moment.The Story of the Living Machine|H. W. Conn
Abscess of the kidney is induced by the presence of injecting material gaining admission.Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
The kidney must not be kept too much on the fire, because in that case it hardens.The Italian Cook Book|Maria Gentile
British Dictionary definitions for kidney
Word Origin for kidney
Word Origin and History for kidney
early 14c., of unknown origin, originally kidenere, perhaps a compound of Old English cwið "womb" (see bowel) + ey "egg" (see egg (n.)) in reference to the shape of the organ. Figurative sense of "temperament" is from 1550s. Kidney bean is from 1540s, so called for its shape.