Definition of floating kidney in English:

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floating kidney

Pronunciation: /ˈflōdiNG ˈkidnē/

noun

1A condition in which the kidneys are abnormally movable.
Example sentences
  • This in turn leads to gastric atony, floating kidney, hernia, rectal prolapse, uterine prolapse and other forms of prolapse.
  • Although most of these new techniques and concepts were soundly based, others, such as floating kidney, were later ridiculed and discredited.
  • The 11th and 12th ribs were subluxated, giving the appearance of tumor, diagnosed as floating kidney.
1.1A kidney which is abnormally movable.
Example sentences
  • It may not matter much that his early critics included Leon Trotsky (who called him the floating kidney of the working class a conduit for all sorts of revolutionary excreta) or Ezra Pound (who called him an ignorant ape).
  • A friend of mine has been told that one of her cats has a floating kidney.
  • He said to her, "Ms Mattie, We cannot pray for you having a floating kidney." She smiled and said, "I really don't see why not."

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Syllabification: float·ing kid·ney

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