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Definition of "adrenal" []

  • At, near, or on the kidneys. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions. (adjective)
  • An adrenal gland. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adrenal" in a sentence
  • "The reason is that the four or five doctors whom I know personally who are big proponents of the idea of adrenal fatigue are total whackos."
  • "You cannot allow your supply of steroids to run out or accidentally skip a few days without risking serious consequences, such as a sudden flare or a condition called adrenal insufficiency."
  • "The suprarenals, also known as the adrenal cortex, produce a variety of hormones of vital importance to various metabolic processes and biological functions."