Renal cast

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Related to Renal cast: cylindruria, waxy cast, renal tubular casts
(Med.) microscopic bodies found in the urine of persons affected with disease of the kidneys; - so called because they are formed of matter deposited in, and preserving the outline of, the renal tubes.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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