Malpighian tubule

noun

Definition of Malpighian tubule

: any of a group of long blind vessels opening into the posterior part of the digestive tract in most insects and some other arthropods and functioning primarily as excretory organs

called also Malpighian tube

First Known Use of Malpighian tubule

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Malpighian tubule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malpighian%20tubule. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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