loop of Henle: Meaning and Definition of

loop' of Hen'le

Pronunciation: (hen'lē), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. the part of a nephron between the proximal and distal convoluted tubules that extends, in a loop, from the cortex into the medulla of the kidney. Also called
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