noun, plural kid·neys.
Origin of kidney
Related Words for kidneysspunk, caliber, grit, stamina, courage, temperament, fortitude, bravery, position, line, place, category, kind, description, nature, brand, breed, character, strain, assortment
Examples from the Web for kidneys
Contemporary Examples of kidneys
He became delirious, his heartbeat grew ragged, his blood teemed with the virus, and his lungs, liver and kidneys began to fail.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 8-14, 2014
December 13, 2014
Her father, her mother said on the phone, had fallen into a coma after his kidneys failed in response to a sulfa drug.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
She endured multiple surgeries; doctors removed one of her kidneys and other vital organs.19 of Us Were Shot on Mother’s Day, But New Orleans Dropped the Attempted Murder Charges
May 9, 2014
The same toxin that causes this “pseudomembrane” to form can also damage organs like the heart and kidneys.Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?
March 20, 2014
PCBs have been shown to have chronically toxic effects on the thyroid, stomach, liver, kidneys, and immune system.Did Mitt Romney Help Lake Michigan’s Polluters?
July 29, 2012
Historical Examples of kidneys
Wipe the kidneys and slice them, put them in a stewpan with the stock and mushrooms.The Skilful Cook
Lay the latter on the dish, place the rumps round upon the rice, the narrow ends towards the middle, and the kidneys between.
Take the kidneys out of the gravy, and cut them into six slices.Nelson's Home Comforts
I have seen the fat from the kidneys in my water many years ago.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Hexanephric: with six kidneys, or structures serving as such.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith