Interrenal In`ter*re"nal, a. (Anat.) Between the kidneys; as, the interrenal body, an organ found in many fishes. -- n. The interrenal body. [1913 Webster]

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  • interrenal — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • interrenal — Between the two kidneys. * * * in·ter·re·nal (in″tər reґnəl) [inter + renal] between the kidneys …   Medical dictionary

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  • interrenal — in·ter·renal …   English syllables

  • interrenal body — noun or interrenal gland : a small body of discrete adrenal cortical tissue lying between the kidneys of certain fishes …   Useful english dictionary

  • interrenal gland — noun see interrenal body …   Useful english dictionary

  • interrenal gland — a yellowish endocrine gland producing corticosteroids, controlling water metabolism, stress and release of lymphocytes. Located between the kidneys (Elasmobranchii), or the heads of the kidney (Teleostomi) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • interrenal body — an elongated organ that lies between the kidneys in elasmobranch fishes and that corresponds to the adrenal medulla in mammals …   Medical dictionary

  • endocrine system — Group of ductless glands that secrete hormones necessary for normal growth and development, reproduction, and homeostasis. The major endocrine glands are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, islets of Langerhans, adrenals, parathyroids, ovaries …   Universalium

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