the envelope of connective and fatty tissue surrounding the kidney
Origin of perinephriumModern Latin ; from Classical Greek perinephros, fat about the kidneys ; from peri-, around + nephros, kidney: see nephro-
The connective and fatty tissue surrounding a kidney.
Origin of perinephriumNew Latin, from Greek perinephros, fat around the kidneys : peri-, peri- + nephros, kidney.
- per′i·neph′ral , per′i·neph′ri·al , per′i·neph′ric