Entry from British & World English dictionary
A kidney-shaped dish used as a receptacle in an operating theatre or doctor’s surgery.
- She is told by a condescending manager, ‘Here it is,’ as he unveils a heart in a kidney dish that has been sitting on the desk between them all along.
- At 1.21 am a boy swaggers out of the treatment room, holding up his bandaged arm like a grotesque trophy, and holding a cardboard kidney dish underneath to catch the blood.
- We have a kidney dish, and scissors to cut the umbilical cord.
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