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"kidney" in British English

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kidneynoun

uk   us   /ˈkɪd.ni/
C2 [C] either of a ​pair of ​smallorgans in the ​body that take away ​wastematter from the ​blood to ​produceurine: kidney ​failure [C or U] these ​organs from an ​animal, used as ​food: steak and kidney ​pie

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

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kidneynoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɪd·ni/
biology either of a ​pair of ​smallorgans in the ​body that ​removewastematter from the ​blood and ​produceurine 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)
Translations of “kidney”
in Korean 콩팥…
in Arabic كِلْية…
in Malaysian buah pinggang…
in French rein…
in Russian почка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腎,腎臟, (可食用的動物)腰子…
in Italian rene, rognone…
in Turkish böbrek…
in Polish nerka…
in Spanish riñón…
in Vietnamese thận…
in Portuguese rim…
in Thai ไต…
in German die Niere…
in Catalan ronyó…
in Japanese 腎臓, (食用のブタ、ウシなどの)腎臓…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肾,肾脏, (可食用的动物)腰子…
in Indonesian ginjal…
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