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Meaning of GLOMERULUS

Pronunciation:  glow'meryûlus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; glomeruli filter blood during urine formation
 

GLOMERULUS is a 10 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: capillary, malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, renal corpuscle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Glo*mer"u*lus\, n.; pl. {Glomeruli}. [NL., dim. of
L. glomus. See 3d {Glome}.] (Anat.)
The bunch of looped capillary blood vessels in a Malpighian
capsule of the kidney.

 

 

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