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Pronunciation: re-nik'yu-lus, -li

Definition: A lobe of the human fetal kidney and that of some lower animals in which fibrous septa subdivide the organ.

Synonym(s): cortical lobules of kidney, under lobule

Synonym(s): renculus2, renunculus2

[L. dim. of ren, kidney]

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