uriniferous tubule defined in 1951 yearuriniferous tubule - uriniferous tubule;
uriniferous tubule - Narrow coiled tube of vertebrate kidney leading from Bowman's capsule to the collecting ducts which convey the urine to the ureter or to the Wolffian duct. The fluid filtered into the Bowman's capsule is altered in composition as it travels along the tubule, valuable substances in it such as glucose, much of the salts, and in land vertebrates much of the water, being absorbed by the tubule walls; while some other substances are excreted into it. Blood supply to tubule is from renal portal system in anamniotes; from renal artery via glomerulus in amniotes.
near uriniferous tubule in Knolik
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