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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun anatomy 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.

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

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