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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of two small, dissimilarly shaped endocrine glands, one located above each kidney, consisting of the cortex, which secretes several steroid hormones, and the medulla, which secretes epinephrine. Also called suprarenal gland.

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  • n. In mammals, either of a pair of complex endocrine glands, situated above each kidney, secreting hormones which control the heart rate, blood pressure, and metabolism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney

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