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adrenal

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noun ad·re·nal \ə-ˈdrē-nəl\

Definition of adrenal



Origin of adrenal

ad- + 2suprarenal


First Known Use: 1866

Rhymes with adrenal


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adrenal

adjective ad·re·nal

Definition of adrenal

  1. :  of, relating to, or derived from the adrenal glands or their secretions <adrenal steroids>



1868

First Known Use of adrenal

1868


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