suprarenal

[ soo-pruh-reen-l ]
/ ˌsu prəˈrin l /
Anatomy

adjective

situated above or on the kidney.

noun

a suprarenal part, especially the adrenal gland.

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Origin of suprarenal

From the New Latin word suprārēnālis, dating back to 1820–30. See supra-, renal
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British Dictionary definitions for suprarenal

suprarenal
/ (ˌsuːprəˈriːnəl, ˌsjuː-) /

adjective

anatomy situated above a kidney

Word Origin for suprarenal

C19: from New Latin suprārēnālis. See supra-, renal
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Medical definitions for suprarenal

suprarenal
[ sōō′prə-rēnəl ]

adj.

Located on or above the kidney.

n.

A suprarenal part, especially an adrenal gland.
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