Medical Dictionary

distal convoluted tubule

noun

Medical Definition of DISTAL CONVOLUTED TUBULE

:  the convoluted portion of the nephron lying between the loop of Henle and the nonsecretory part of the nephron and concerned especially with the concentration of urine—called also convoluted tubule, distal tubule

Illustration of DISTAL CONVOLUTED TUBULE

May 04, 2015
cozen Hear it
to deceive by coaxing or trickery
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears