Bowman's capsule

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Bow·​man's capsule | \ ˈbō-mənz- How to pronounce Bowman's capsule (audio) \

Definition of Bowman's capsule

: a thin membranous double-walled capsule surrounding the glomerulus of a vertebrate nephron through which glomerular filtrate passes to the proximal convoluted tubule

First Known Use of Bowman's capsule

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bowman's capsule

Sir William Bowman †1892 English surgeon

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The first known use of Bowman's capsule was circa 1860

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“Bowman's capsule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bowman%27s%20capsule. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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Bowman's capsule

noun
Bow·​man's capsule | \ ˌbō-mənz- How to pronounce Bowman's capsule (audio) \

Medical Definition of Bowman's capsule

: a thin membranous double-walled capsule surrounding the glomerulus of a vertebrate nephron through which glomerular filtrate passes to the proximal convoluted tubule

called also capsule of Bowman, glomerular capsule

— see renal corpuscle

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