Meaning of uriniferous tubule in English:

uriniferous tubule

Pronunciation /ˌjʊərɪˈnɪf(ə)rəs/


another term for kidney tubule
‘These structures are not considered to be part of the nephron, but are part of the uriniferous tubule.’
  • ‘The functional unit in the kidney of all vertebrates is the uriniferous tubule comprising a nephron and a collecting tubule.’
  • ‘Urine, consisting of these metabolic wastes plus variable amounts of water, passes through a network of small uriniferous tubules and collecting ducts within the kidney.’
  • ‘The basic functional unit of the kidney is the uriniferous tubule.’
  • ‘This is the first portion of the uriniferous tubule.’