renal

[reen-l]

Origin of renal

1650–60; < Late Latin rēnālis, equivalent to Latin rēn(ēs) kidneys (plural) + -ālis -al1
Related formsin·ter·re·nal, adjectivepost·re·nal, adjectivepre·re·nal, adjectivesu·per·re·nal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for renal

renal

adjective
  1. of, relating to, resembling, or situated near the kidney

Word Origin for renal

C17: from French, from Late Latin rēnālis, from Latin rēnēs kidneys, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for renal
adj.

1650s, from French rénal and directly from Late Latin renalis "of or belonging to kidneys," from Latin ren (plural renes) "kidneys."

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renal in Medicine

renal

[rēnəl]
adj.
  1. Of or in the region of the kidneys.
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renal in Science

renal

[rēnəl]
  1. Relating to or involving the kidneys.
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renal in Culture

renal

[(reen-l)]

A descriptive term for the kidneys.

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