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[per-uh-nef-ree-uh m] /ˌpɛr əˈnɛf ri əm/
noun, plural perinephria
[per-uh-nef-ree-uh] /ˌpɛr əˈnɛf ri ə/ (Show IPA).
the capsule of connective tissue that envelops the kidney.
< New Latin; see peri-, nephr-, -ium
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perinephral, perinephrial, perinephric, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for perinephria


noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
(anatomy) the fatty and connective tissue surrounding the kidney
Derived Forms
perinephric, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from peri- + -nephrium, from Greek nephros kidney
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perinephria in Medicine

perinephrium per·i·neph·ri·um (pěr'ə-něf'rē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·neph·ri·a (-rē-ə)
The connective and fatty tissues surrounding a kidney.

per'i·neph'ral (-něf'rəl) or per'i·neph'ri·al (-rē-əl) or per'i·neph'ric (-rĭk) adj.
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