Glomerulus meaning

glō-mĕryə-ləs
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A small cluster or mass of blood vessels or nerve fibers.
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A tuft of capillaries situated within a Bowman's capsule at the end of a renal tubule in the vertebrate kidney that filters waste products from the blood and thus initiates urine formation.
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Any cluster or structure of blood vessels or nerves; esp., any of the tiny clusters of capillaries in the kidney which act as filters, initiating the formation of urine.
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A small cluster or mass of blood vessels or nerve fibers.
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A tuft of capillaries situated within a Bowman's capsule at the end of a renal tubule in the vertebrate kidney that filters waste products from the blood and thus initiates urine formation.
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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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(anatomy) A small intertwined group of capillaries within nephrons of the kidney that filter the blood to make urine.
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Any of several other similar intertwined masses of things.
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Origin of glomerulus

  • New Latin diminutive of Latin glomus glomer- ball

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition