nephron


neph·ron

noun \ˈnef-ˌrän\

Definition of NEPHRON

: a single excretory unit especially of the vertebrate kidney typically consisting of a Malpighian corpuscle, proximal convoluted tubule, loop of Henle, distal convoluted tubule, collecting tubule, and vascular and supporting tissues and discharging by way of a renal papilla into the renal pelvis

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