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Noun: glomerulus (glomeruli)  glow'mer-(y)û-lus or glu'mer-(y)û-lus
  1. A small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation

Derived forms: glomeruli

Type of: capillary, capillary vessel

Part of: malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, renal corpuscle

Encyclopedia: Glomerulus