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renal pyramid

renal pyramid in Medicine

renal pyramid n.
Any of various pyramidal masses that are seen upon longitudinal section of the kidney and that contain part of the secreting tubules and the collecting tubules. Also called malpighian pyramid, medullary pyramid.

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