kidney transplant

/ˈkɪdni trænsplænt/ (say 'kidnee transplant)

noun
an operation involving the transplantation of a kidney from one person to another.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • transplant — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ organ ▪ bone marrow, heart, kidney, liver, lung, stem cell, etc. VERB + TRANSPLANT …   Collocations dictionary

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  • kidney */ — UK [ˈkɪdnɪ] / US noun Word forms kidney : singular kidney plural kidneys 1) [countable] one of the two organs in your body that clean your blood and remove waste They had to remove his kidney. kidney failure/disease a kidney transplant 2)… …   English dictionary

  • transplant — Synonyms and related words: amputation, anastomotic operation, assign, bed, bloodless operation, broadcast, capital operation, carry over, communicate, compensating operation, consign, corneal transplant, crescent operation, deliver, deport,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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