Bowman's capsule

noun

Bow·​man's capsule ˈbō-mənz- How to pronounce Bowman's capsule (audio)
: a thin membranous double-walled capsule surrounding the glomerulus of a vertebrate nephron through which glomerular filtrate passes to the proximal convoluted tubule

Word History

Etymology

Sir William Bowman †1892 English surgeon

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Bowman's capsule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bowman%27s%20capsule. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

Bowman's capsule

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