Artificial-kidney

artificial kidney

noun
a mechanical device that operates outside the body and substitutes for the kidney by removing waste products from the blood. Also called hemodialyzer. Compare dialysis ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1910–15

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artificial kidney
 
n
med a mechanical apparatus for performing haemodialysis

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artificial kidney n.
See hemodialyzer.

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