1. Near or upon the kidney; denoting the suprarenal (a.) gland. 2. A suprarenal gland or separate tissue or product thereof. SEE ALSO: suprarenal. [L. ad, to, + ren, kidney]
- accessory a. an island of a. cortical tissue separate from the a. gland, usually found in the retroperitoneal tissues, kidney, or genital organs. SYN: a. rest.
- Marchand adrenals small collections of accessory a. tissue in the broad ligament of the uterus or in the testes. SYN: Marchand rest.

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ad·re·nal ə-'drēn-əl adj of, relating to, or derived from the adrenal glands or their secretion
ad·re·nal·ly -əl-ē adv

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ad·re·nal (ə-dreґnəl) [ad- + renal] 1. pertaining to either of two glands located just above the kidneys; see glandula suprarenalis. Called also suprarenal. 2. glandula suprarenalis.

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