Medical Dictionary

renal pyramid

noun

Medical Definition of RENAL PYRAMID

:  any of the conical masses that form the medullary substance of the kidney, project as the renal papillae into the renal pelvis, and are made up of bundles of straight uriniferous tubules opening at the apex of the conical mass—called also Malpighian pyramid

Illustration of RENAL PYRAMID

April 18, 2015
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