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glo·mer·u·lus

 (glō-mĕr′yə-ləs)
n. pl. glo·mer·u·li (-lī′)
1. A small cluster or mass of blood vessels or nerve fibers.
2. A tuft of capillaries situated within a Bowman's capsule at the end of a renal tubule in the vertebrate kidney that filters waste products from the blood and thus initiates urine formation.

[New Latin, diminutive of Latin glomus, glomer-, ball.]

glomerulus

(ɡlɒˈmɛrʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (Anatomy) a knot of blood vessels in the kidney projecting into the capsular end of a urine-secreting tubule
2. (Anatomy) any cluster or coil of blood vessels, nerve fibres, etc, in the body
[C18: from New Latin, diminutive of glomus ball]
gloˈmerular adj

glo•mer•u•lus

(gloʊˈmɛr yə ləs, glə-)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
any compact cluster of nerves or capillaries, esp. a cluster of capillaries in the nephron of the kidney that acts as a filter of the blood.
[1855–60; < New Latin, = Latin glomer-, s. of glomus ball-shaped mass + -ulus -ule]

glomerulus

A convoluted mass of blood-filtering capillaries in a nephron. See kidney, nephron, tubule.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glomerulus - a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, renal corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
capillary vessel, capillary - any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
Translations

glomerulus

[glɒˈmɛrʊləs] nglomerulo

glo·mer·u·lus

n. L. glomérulo, colección de capilares en forma de bola pequeña localizados en el riñón.