[ per-uh-nef-ree-uhm ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈnɛf ri əm /
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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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OTHER WORDS FROM perinephriumper·i·neph·ral, per·i·neph·ri·al, per·i·neph·ric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for perinephrium
/ (ˌpɛrɪˈnɛfrɪəm) /
noun plural -ria (-rɪə)
anatomy the fatty and connective tissue surrounding the kidney
Derived forms of perinephriumperinephric, adjective
Word Origin for perinephrium
C19: from peri- + -nephrium, from Greek nephros kidney
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Medical definitions for perinephrium
[ pĕr′ə-nĕf′rē-əm ]
n. pl. per•i•neph•ri•a (-rē-ə)
The connective and fatty tissues surrounding a kidney.
Other words from perinephriumper′i•neph′ral (-nĕf′rəl) null null adj.
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