Definition of floating kidney in English:

floating kidney


  • [mass noun] A condition in which the kidneys are abnormally movable.

    • ‘This in turn leads to gastric atony, floating kidney, hernia, rectal prolapse, uterine prolapse and other forms of prolapse.’
    • ‘Although most of these new techniques and concepts were soundly based, others, such as floating kidney, were later ridiculed and discredited.’
    • ‘The 11th and 12th ribs were subluxated, giving the appearance of tumor, diagnosed as floating kidney.’