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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Medical definitions for collecting tubule

collecting tubule
[ kə-lĕktĭng ]

n.

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