renal pelvis

noun

Definition of renal pelvis

anatomy
: a funnel-shaped structure in each kidney that receives urine from the collecting duct for passage into the ureter and that is formed at one end by the expanded upper portion of the ureter and at the other end by the union of two or more calyxes (see calyx 2) of the kidney

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1757

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renal pelvis

noun

medical Definition of renal pelvis

: a funnel-shaped structure in each kidney that is formed at one end by the expanded upper portion of the ureter lying in the renal sinus and at the other end by the union of the calyxes of the kidney

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