from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of kidney.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Urine from the second drainage represents urine that has collected in the bladder from the upper collecting systems, and the third urine specimen, most recently produced by the fetal kidneys, is usually the most reliable for analysis.

    Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO)

  • People like Danovitch, who vehemently opposes financial incentives for donors, and people like Arthur Matas, who strongly supports such compensation, can all agree that swapping kidneys is a good thing.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • “The potential need for kidneys is a lot greater than the waiting list itself,” says Arthur Matas, the director of the renal-transplant service at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a past president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • Registries and chains provide a model for how an above-board market in kidneys might develop, protecting the interests of both donors and recipients.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- Columnist Art Buchwald, who chronicled the life and times of Washington with a wry wit for over four decades and endeared himself to many with his never-give-up battle with failing kidneys, is dead at 81.

    Archive 2007-01-14

  • You've managed to party yourself right into a tub full of ice, and one of your kidneys is now missing.

    Well, I'm Awake

  • In Tao teaching, the kidneys are a vital organ because they produce jing.

    Tao I

  • In traditional Chinese medicine, the kidneys are the root prenatal organ.

    Tao II

  • She explains that reins, as used in the Bible, refers to kidneys but more generally to the penis, the source of feeling.

    After the Diagnosis

  • I find reins defined as kidneys—an obsolete word coming from the Latin with the same root, ren, as renal.

    After the Diagnosis


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • A mineral zone that contracts, expands, and again contracts downwards. (Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms)

    July 4, 2011