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loop of Henle

[hen-lee] /ˈhɛn li/
noun, Anatomy
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 Henle's loop.
Origin of loop of Henle
1880-85; named after F. G. J. Henle (1809-85), German pathologist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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loop of Henle
  (lp əv hěn'lē)   
The loop-shaped segment of the nephron of a vertebrate kidney. It plays a role in the transport of ions and water and the concentrating of urine.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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