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Medical Term:

nephron

Pronunciation: nef'ron

Definition

A long, convoluted, tubular structure in the kidney, consisting of the renal corpuscle, the proximal tubule, the nephronic loop, and the distal tubule.

[G. nephros, kidney]

See Also: uriniferous tubule

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