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nephridium

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noun ne·phrid·i·um \ni-ˈfri-dē-əm\

Definition of nephridium

plural -ia \-dē-ə\

  1. :  a tubular glandular excretory organ characteristic of various invertebrates

nephridial play \-dē-əl\ adjective


Origin of nephridium

New Latin


First Known Use: 1877


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nephridium

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noun ne·phrid·i·um \ni-ˈfrid-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of nephridium

plural nephridia \-ē-ə\play

  1. :  an excretory organ that is characteristic of various coelomate invertebrates (as annelid worms, mollusks, brachiopods, and some arthropods), occurs paired in each body segment or as a single pair serving the whole body, typically consists of a tube opening at one end into the coelom and discharging at the other end on the exterior of the body, is often lengthened and convoluted, and has glandular walls

nephridial \-ē-əl\play adjective


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