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glo•mer•u•lus



Pronunciation: (glō-mer'yu-lus, glu-), [key]
n.,
pl. -liPronunciation: (-lī"). [key]
Anat.
1. a compact cluster of capillaries.
2. 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. Cf. Bowman's capsule, Malpighian corpuscle.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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