renal corpuscle(redirected from Renal corpuscule)
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The part of a nephron that includes the glomerulus and associated Bowman's capsule. Also called Malpighian body, Malpighian corpuscle.
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|Noun||1.||renal corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron|
nephron, uriniferous tubule - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
Bowman's capsule, capsula glomeruli, glomerular capsule - thin double membrane surrounding the glomerulus of a nephron
glomerulus - a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
capsule - a structure that encloses a body part