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loop of Hen·le(hĕn′lē)
A U-shaped segment of the nephron in a vertebrate kidney that functions in water resorption.
[After Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle (1809-1885), German pathologist.]
loop′ of Hen′le(ˈhɛn li)
the part of a kidney tubule that loops from the cortex into the medulla of the kidney.
[1880–85; after French. German. J. Henle (1809–85), German pathologist]