renal papilla

noun

Definition of renal papilla

anatomy
: the apex of a renal pyramid which projects into the cavity of a calyx (see calyx 2) of the kidney and through which collecting ducts discharge urine

First Known Use of renal papilla

1744

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renal papilla

noun

medical Definition of renal papilla

: the apex of a renal pyramid which projects into the lumen of a calyx of the kidney and through which collecting ducts discharge urine

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