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Noun: artificial kidney  ,aa(r)-tu'fi-shul 'kid-nee
  1. A machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's body
    - hemodialyzer [N. Amer]

Derived forms: artificial kidneys

Type of: dialyser [Brit, Cdn], dialysis machine, dialyzer [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Artificial kidney