Meaning of renal in English:


Pronunciation /ˈriːn(ə)l/

Translate renal into Spanish


  • Relating to the kidneys.

    ‘renal failure’
    • ‘We also excluded women with a history of kidney or bladder stones, renal failure, or hypercalcaemia.’
    • ‘The number of people who develop end stage renal failure and require renal replacement therapy is ever increasing.’
    • ‘There were also reductions in myocardial infarction and renal failure.’
    • ‘Eight years later she died of carcinoma of the oesophagus and chronic renal failure.’
    • ‘Filtered blood leaves the kidney through the renal vein and flows back to the heart.’


Mid 17th century from French rénal, from late Latin renalis, from Latin renes ‘kidneys’.