collecting duct

noun
variants: or less commonly collecting tubule

Definition of collecting duct

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

First Known Use of collecting duct

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Collecting duct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collecting%20duct. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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collecting duct

noun
variants: also collecting tubule

Medical Definition of collecting duct

: 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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