noun (plural glomeruli /-ˌlī/)Anatomy & Biology
1.1A cluster of capillaries around the end of a kidney tubule, where waste products are filtered from the blood.
- The glomerulus filters the blood and the waste products are removed.
- Pressure of blood in the glomerulus causes fluid to filter into Bowman's capsule.
- IgA Nepropathy progressively ruins the kidneys' filtering units, called glomeruli.
- Example sentences
- By light microscopy, glomeruli showed glomerular basement membrane thickening.
- This force drives plasma from the glomerular capillaries into the nephrons.
- Jones silver stains highlighted the basement membrane spikes in some, but not all, glomerular capillaries.
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