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Medical Term:

renal cortex


Definition: the part of the kidney consisting of renal lobules in the outer zone beneath the capsule and the lobules of the renal columns that are extensions inward between the pyramids; contains the renal corpuscles, medullary rays, and proximal and distal convoluted tubules.

Synonym(s): cortex renalisTA

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