nephron

noun neph·ron \ ˈne-ˌfrän \

Definition of nephron

:a single excretory unit of the vertebrate kidney

Origin and Etymology of nephron

German, from Greek nephros


Medical Dictionary

nephron

noun neph·ron \ ˈnef-ˌrän \

medical Definition of nephron

:a single excretory unit especially of the vertebrate kidney typically consisting of a renal corpuscle, renal tubule, collecting tubule, and vascular and supporting tissues and discharging urine into the collecting ducts


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