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1. glomerulus
Wikipedia definition
2. GlomerulusIn the kidney, a tubular structure called the nephron filters blood to form urine. At the beginning of the nephron, the glomerulus /ɡlohˈmerələss/ is a network (tuft) of capillaries that performs the first step of filtering blood. The glomerulus is surrounded by Bowman's capsule. The blood is filtered through the capillaries of the glomerulus into the Bowman's capsule. The Bowman's capsule empties the filtrate into a tubule that is also part of the nephron.
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糸毬体 【しきゅうたい】

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