Meaning of “kidney” in the English Dictionary

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"kidney" in British English

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kidneynoun

uk /ˈkɪd.ni/ us /ˈkɪd.ni/

C2 [ C ] either of a pair of small organs in the body that take away waste matter from the blood to produce urine:

kidney failure

[ C or U ] these organs from an animal, used as food:

steak and kidney pie

More examples

  • She suffered kidney failure and needed a blood transfusion.
  • kidney transplant
  • The kidney plays a vital role in the removal of waste products from the blood.
  • kidney dialysis
  • She fried some kidneys in butter.

(Definition of “kidney” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kidney" in American English

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kidneynoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɪd·ni/

biology either of a pair of small organs in the body that remove waste matter from the blood and produce urine

Kidney also means either of these organs from an animal used as food.

(Definition of “kidney” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)