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column of Bertin

noun column of Ber·tin \ -ber-ˈtaⁿ \

medical Definition of column of Bertin

:any of the masses of cortical tissue extending between the sides of the renal pyramids of the kidney as far as the renal pelvis called also Bertin's column, renal column

Biographical Note for column of bertin

  • Bertin play \ber-taⁿ\, Exupère Joseph (1712–1781), French anatomist. Bertin is known primarily for his study of the kidneys. He wrote classic descriptions of the renal columns, which are also known as the columns of Bertin, and of the nasal conchae. He also studied blood circulation in the fetus, the anatomy of the lacrimal system, and the organs of speech.

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