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Definition: 'Nephron'

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nephron

Type: Term

Pronunciation: nef′ron

Definitions:
1. A long, convoluted, tubular structure in the kidney, consisting of the renal corpuscle, the proximal tubule, the nephronic loop, and the distal tubule.

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