glomerulus glomerulus

Definition(s):

  • (n) a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation

Usage(s):

  • Each nephron is made up of a tuft of microscopic blood vessels, called a glomerulus, and each of these has a minute tubule at tached (see diagram, right).

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