suprarenal

1 of 2

adjective

su·​pra·​re·​nal ˌsü-prə-ˈrē-nᵊl How to pronounce suprarenal (audio)
-ˌprä-
: situated above or anterior to the kidneys

suprarenal

2 of 2

noun

: a suprarenal part
especially : adrenal gland

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

New Latin suprarenalis, from Latin supra- + renes kidneys

First Known Use

Adjective

1791, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suprarenal was in 1791

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Cite this Entry

“Suprarenal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suprarenal. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

suprarenal

1 of 2 adjective
su·​pra·​re·​nal -ˈrēn-ᵊl How to pronounce suprarenal (audio)
: situated above or anterior to the kidneys
specifically : adrenal

suprarenal

2 of 2 noun
: a suprarenal part
especially : adrenal gland
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