[per-uh-nef-ree-uh m]

noun, plural per·i·neph·ri·a [per-uh-nef-ree-uh] /ˌpɛr əˈnɛf ri ə/. Anatomy.

the capsule of connective tissue that envelops the kidney.

Origin of perinephrium

From New Latin; see origin at peri-, nephr-, -ium
Related formsper·i·neph·ral, per·i·neph·ri·al, per·i·neph·ric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for perinephrium


noun plural -ria (-rɪə)

anatomy the fatty and connective tissue surrounding the kidney
Derived Formsperinephric, adjective

Word Origin for perinephrium

C19: from peri- + -nephrium, from Greek nephros kidney
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perinephrium in Medicine



n. pl. per•i•neph•ri•a (-rē-ə)

The connective and fatty tissues surrounding a kidney.
Related formsper′i•nephral (-nĕfrəl) null null adj.
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