renal

[ reen-l ]
/ ˈrin l /

adjective

of or relating to the kidneys or the surrounding regions.

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Origin of renal

1650–60; <Late Latin rēnālis, equivalent to Latin rēn(ēs) kidneys (plural) + -ālis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM renal

in·ter·re·nal, adjectivepost·re·nal, adjectivepre·re·nal, adjectivesu·per·re·nal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for renal

renal
/ (ˈriːnəl) /

adjective

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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Medical definitions for renal

renal
[ rēnəl ]

adj.

Of or in the region of the kidneys.
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Scientific definitions for renal

renal
[ rēnəl ]

Relating to or involving the kidneys.
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Cultural definitions for renal

renal
[ (reen-l) ]

A descriptive term for the kidneys.

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