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View in Spanish: Túbulo colector renal

Renal collecting tubule (REE-nul KAH-lek-ting TOO-byool)
The last part of a long, twisting tube that collects urine from the nephrons (cellular structures in the kidney that filter blood and form urine) and moves it into the renal pelvis and ureters. Also called collecting duct.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.