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kidney knob - The kidney and the fat that surrounds it.

kidney, pelvic and heart fat  (KPH) - The internal carcass fat associated with the kidney, pelvic cavity and heart expressed as a percentage of chilled carcass weight.  The kidney is included in the estimate of kidney fat.   Used in the calculation of yield grade.

ketosis - Condition characterized by a high concentration of ketone bodies in the body tissues and fluids.  Also called acetonemia.

kosher meat - Meat from ruminant animals (with split hooves) that have been slaughtered according to Jewish law.

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