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Medical Term:

renal pyramids


pyramidal masses seen on longitudinal section of the kidney; collectively, they constitute the renal medullae and contain part of the secreting tubules and the collecting tubules.

Synonym(s): pyramides renalesTA, malpighian pyramid, medullary pyramid, pyramis renalis

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