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masculine noun
1. kidney
  • costar/valer un riñón (figurative) to cost/be worth a fortune
  • tener el riñón bien cubierto (informal figurative) to be well-heeled
  • riñones lower back (región lumbar)
  • riñón artificial kidney machine
1 (Anatomía) (órgano) kidney
me duelen los riñones my lower back hurts
me costó un riñón it cost me a fortune; it cost the earth
tener el riñón bien cubierto to be well off
tener riñones to have guts; be tough
riñón artificial artificial kidney
2 (centro) heart; core
en el riñón de Castilla in the very heart of Castile
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