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[gloh-mer-yuh-luh s, gluh-] /gloʊˈmɛr yə ləs, glə-/

noun, plural glomeruli
[gloh-mer-yuh-lahy, gluh-] /gloʊˈmɛr yəˌlaɪ, glə-/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
a compact cluster of capillaries.
Also called Malpighian tuft. a tuft of convoluted capillaries in the nephron of a kidney, functioning to remove certain substances from the blood before it flows into the convoluted tubule.
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a knot of blood vessels in the kidney projecting into the capsular end of a urine-secreting tubule
any cluster or coil of blood vessels, nerve fibres, etc, in the body

glomerulus glo·mer·u·lus (glō-měr’yə-ləs)
n. pl. glo·mer·u·li (-lī’)

Plural glomeruli (glō-měr’yə-lī’)
A knot of highly permeable capillaries located within the Bowman’s capsule of a nephron. Waste products are filtered from the blood in the glomerulus, initiating the process of urine formation.


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