perinephrial

perinephrium

[per-uh-nef-ree-uhm]
noun, plural perinephria [per-uh-nef-ree-uh] . Anatomy.
the capsule of connective tissue that envelops the kidney.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see peri-, nephr-, -ium

perinephral, perinephrial, perinephric, adjective
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perinephrium (ˌpɛrɪˈnɛfrɪəm)
 
n , pl -ria
anatomy the fatty and connective tissue surrounding the kidney
 
[C19: from peri- + -nephrium, from Greek nephros kidney]
 
peri'nephric
 
adj

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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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