proximal convoluted tubule

noun

: the convoluted portion of the vertebrate nephron that lies between Bowman's capsule and the loop of Henle and functions especially in the resorption of sugar, sodium and chloride ions, and water from the glomerular filtrate

called also proximal tubule

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of proximal convoluted tubule was circa 1899

Dictionary Entries Near proximal convoluted tubule

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proximal convoluted tubule

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Cite this Entry

“Proximal convoluted tubule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proximal%20convoluted%20tubule. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

proximal convoluted tubule

noun
: the convoluted portion of the vertebrate nephron that lies between Bowman's capsule and the loop of Henle, is made up of a single layer of cuboidal cells with striated borders, and functions especially in the resorption of sugar, sodium and chloride ions, and water from the glomerular filtrate

called also proximal tubule

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