renal cortex

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Noun1.renal cortex - the cortex of the kidney containing the glomeruli and the convoluted tubules
kidney - either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine; "urine passes out of the kidney through ureters to the bladder"
cortex - the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal