distal convoluted tubule

noun

: the convoluted portion of the vertebrate nephron that lies between the loop of Henle and the nonsecretory part of the nephron and that is concerned especially with the concentration of urine

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of distal convoluted tubule was circa 1901

Dictionary Entries Near distal convoluted tubule

distal

distal convoluted tubule

distale

Cite this Entry

“Distal convoluted tubule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distal%20convoluted%20tubule. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

distal convoluted tubule

noun

: 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

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