Cortical lobule

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Cortical lobule
Latin Lobuli corticales renis
System Urinary system
Artery Interlobular arteries
Vein Interlobular veins

A cortical lobule (or renal lobule) is a part of a renal lobe. It consists of the nephrons grouped around a single medullary ray, and draining into a single collecting duct. Its near identical parallel is the rectal lobe, which is present in the majority of mammals.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.