collecting duct

noun

variants or less commonly collecting tubule
: a duct that receives and concentrates urine from the distal convoluted tubule of nephrons and discharges it into the renal pelvis

Examples of collecting duct in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These adjustments result from the mobilization armies of AQP-2 water channels, numbering about 12 million per collecting duct cell. Tamara Hew-Butler, CNN, 5 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of collecting duct was in 1906

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“Collecting duct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collecting%20duct. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

collecting duct

noun
variants also collecting tubule
: a duct that receives and concentrates urine from the distal convoluted tubule of nephrons and discharges it into the calyces of the renal pelvis
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