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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

ne·phrid·i·al 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 -ia \-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

  2. ne·phrid·i·al \-ē-əl\play adjective



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