perinephrium

[ per-uh-nef-ree-uhm ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈnɛf ri əm /

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.

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Origin of perinephrium

From New Latin; see origin at peri-, nephr-, -ium

OTHER WORDS FROM perinephrium

per·i·neph·ral, per·i·neph·ri·al, per·i·neph·ric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for perinephrium

perinephrium
/ (ˌpɛrɪˈnɛfrɪəm) /

noun plural -ria (-rɪə)

anatomy the fatty and connective tissue surrounding the kidney

Derived forms of perinephrium

perinephric, adjective

Word Origin for perinephrium

C19: from peri- + -nephrium, from Greek nephros kidney
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Medical definitions for perinephrium

perinephrium
[ pĕr′ə-nĕfrē-əm ]

n. pl. per•i•neph•ri•a (-rē-ə)

The connective and fatty tissues surrounding a kidney.

Other words from perinephrium

per′i•nephral (-nĕfrəl) null null adj.
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