juxtaglomerular


juxtaglomerular
Close to or adjoining a renal glomerulus.

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jux·ta·glo·mer·u·lar -glə-'mer-(y)ə-lər, -glō- adj situated near a kidney glomerulus

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jux·ta·glo·mer·u·lar (juks″tə-glo-merґu-lər) [juxta- + glomerular] near or adjoining a renal glomerulus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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