1. kidney

noun. ['ˈkɪdni'] either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine.


  • nephron
  • renal vein
  • urinary tract
  • renal artery
  • arcuate vein of the kidney
  • venae renis
  • suprarenal gland
  • arcuate artery of the kidney
  • renal pelvis
  • urinary organ
  • arteria renalis
  • vena renalis
  • excretory organ
  • vena arcuata renis
  • pelvis
  • uriniferous tubule
  • renal cortex
  • venae interlobulares renis
  • adrenal


  • kednei (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Kidney

  • sydney
  • sidney
  • gidney

How do you pronounce kidney?

Pronounce kidney as ˈkɪdni.

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Sentences with kidney

1. Noun, singular or mass
Where the two fingers meet is the kidney zone.

2. Verb, past participle
* You have kidney disease, uncontrolled diabetes or some

3. Verb, base form
Exceeding 3,000 milligrams can also lead to kidney stones and interference with healthy iron levels.

4. Adjective
Electrolytes are processed through the kidneys, which is why kidney failure often causes electrolyte levels to fall.

Quotes about kidney

1. Post-operatively the transplanted kidney functioned immediately with a dramatic improvement in the patient's renal and cardiopulmonary status. This spectacular success was a clear demonstration that organ transplantation could be life-saving.
- Joseph Murray

2. kidney-shaped

adjective. (of a leaf or bean shape) resembling the shape of kidney.


  • unsubdivided
  • simple


  • rough
  • complex
  • difficult