Definition of uriniferous tubule in US English:

uriniferous tubule


  • another term for kidney tubule
    • ‘The basic functional unit of the kidney is the uriniferous tubule.’
    • ‘These structures are not considered to be part of the nephron, but are part of the uriniferous 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.’
    • ‘This is the first portion of the uriniferous tubule.’
    • ‘The functional unit in the kidney of all vertebrates is the uriniferous tubule comprising a nephron and a collecting tubule.’


uriniferous tubule

/ˌyo͝orəˌnif(ə)rəs ˈto͞obyo͞ol/