Definitions

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

  • n. The connective and fatty tissue surrounding a kidney.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The connective tissue which forms a more or less complete capsule or sheath for the kidney.

Etymologies

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

New Latin, from Greek perinephros, fat around the kidneys : peri-, peri- + nephros, kidney.

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