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View in Spanish: Pelvis renal

Renal pelvis (REE-nul PEL-vus)
The area at the center of the kidney. Urine collects here and is funneled into the ureter, the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder.

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