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.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage Medicine
Any of several other similar intertwined masses of things.
Other Word Forms of Glomerulus
Origin of Glomerulus
New Latin diminutive of Latin glomus glomer- ball
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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