Definition of uriniferous tubule in English:

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uriniferous tubule

Pronunciation: /ˌjʊərɪˈnɪf(ə)rəs/


Another term for kidney tubule.
Example sentences
  • These structures are not considered to be part of the nephron, but are part of the uriniferous tubule.
  • The functional unit in the kidney of all vertebrates is the uriniferous tubule comprising a nephron and a collecting tubule.
  • Urine, consisting of these metabolic wastes plus variable amounts of water, passes through a network of small uriniferous tubules and collecting ducts within the kidney.

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