a compact cluster of capillaries.
Also called Malpighian tuft. a tuft of convoluted capillaries in the nephron of a kidney, functioning to remove certain substances from the blood before it flows into the convoluted tubule.
- glo·mer·u·lar, adjective
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How to use glomerulus in a sentence
First, tinkering with earlier receptors in glomeruli tends to more intensely disrupt odor perception.A Highway to Smell: How Scientists Used Light to Incept Smell in Mice | Shelly Fan | July 1, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The problem is that all glomeruli aren’t created equal in the chain of neural data command.A Highway to Smell: How Scientists Used Light to Incept Smell in Mice | Shelly Fan | July 1, 2020 | Singularity Hub
This point is, however, difficult to make sure of owing to the facility with which the glomerulus breaks away.
We have reason to think that the corpuscles and vascular channels in the glomerulus are developed in situ.
Summary of the development of the head-kidney and glomerulus.
As we hope to shew, this chamber soon becomes largely filled by a vascular glomerulus.
The pronephric cavity with its glomerulus is identical in structure with a malpighian body.
British Dictionary definitions for glomerulus
a knot of blood vessels in the kidney projecting into the capsular end of a urine-secreting tubule
any cluster or coil of blood vessels, nerve fibres, etc, in the body
- glomerular, adjective
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Scientific definitions for glomerulus
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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