aglomerular
Having no glomeruli; said especially of a kidney in which the glomeruli have been destroyed, or kidneys of certain fish, e.g., toad fish, that possess tubules but no glomeruli.

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aglo·mer·u·lar .ā-glə-'mer-(y)ə-lər, -glō- adj lacking glomeruli

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aglo·mer·u·lar (a″glo-merґu-lər) having no glomeruli; said of a kidney in which the glomeruli have been absorbed or in which they have never formed (as in some fishes).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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