collecting tubule

noun Anatomy.

the part of a nephron that collects the urine from the distal convoluted tubule and discharges it into the pelvis of the kidney.

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Medicine definitions for collecting tubule

collecting tubule

[ kə-lĕktĭng ]


Any of the various straight tubules of the kidney, present in the medulla and the medullary ray of the cortex.

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