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English definition of “kidney”

kidney

noun     /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 failureOther major organs [C or U] these organs from an animal, used as food: steak and kidney pieOrgans eaten as meat
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