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Kidney vs Nephridia - What's the difference?

kidney | nephridia |

As nouns the difference between kidney and nephridia

is that kidney is an organ in the body that filters the blood, producing urine while nephridia is .



(wikipedia kidney)


(en noun)
  • An organ in the body that filters the blood, producing urine.
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  • This organ (of an animal) cooked as food.
  • Constitution, temperament, nature, type, character, disposition. (usually used of people)
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  • * L'Estrange
  • millions in the world of this man's kidney
  • * Burns
  • Your poets, spendthrifts, and other fools of that kidney , pretend, forsooth, to crack their jokes on prudence.
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  • (obsolete, slang) A waiter.
  • (Tatler)


    * rein * nephros * ren

    Derived terms

    * kidney bean * kidney belt * kidney punch * kidney stone * kidney vetch * steak and kidney pie

    See also

    * renal * suprarenal