renal papilla

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


Medical Dictionary

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

Illustration of renal papilla


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