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A kidney-shaped dish used as a receptacle in an operating theatre or doctor's surgery.
- ‘We have a kidney dish, and scissors to cut the umbilical cord.’
- ‘OK, Caroline if I can just get you to hold the kidney dish up against your ear there.’
- ‘At 1.21 am a boy swaggers out of the treatment room, holding up his bandaged arm like a grotesque trophy, and holding a cardboard kidney dish underneath to catch the blood.’
- ‘She is told by a condescending manager, ‘Here it is,’ as he unveils a heart in a kidney dish that has been sitting on the desk between them all along.’
- ‘A stainless steel kidney dish rests lonely on the locker.’
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