1. Above the kidney. SYN: surrenal. 2. Pertaining to the s. glands. [supra- + L. ren, kidney]

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su·pra·re·nal -'rēn-əl adj situated above or anterior to the kidneys specif ADRENAL
suprarenal n a suprarenal part esp ADRENAL GLAND

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su·pra·re·nal (soo″prə-reґnəl) [supra- + renal] superior to a kidney. 2. adrenal (def. 1).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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