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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-dreen-l]
    • /əˈdrin l/
    • /ədˈriːnl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dreen-l]
    • /əˈdrin l/

Definitions of adrenal word

  • adjective adrenal on or near the kidneys 3
  • adjective adrenal of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions 3
  • noun adrenal an adrenal gland 3
  • adjective adrenal near the kidneys 3
  • adjective adrenal of or from the adrenal glands 3
  • adjective adrenal of or produced by the adrenal glands. 1

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Origin of adrenal

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
1870-75; ad- + Latin rēn- (stem of rēnēs kidneys) + -al1

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Parts of speech for Adrenal


adrenal popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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