brown body


Definition of brown body

1 : a body formed in many bryozoans by the degenerating internal organs and believed to have an excretory function
2 : one of numerous flattened or ovoid dark masses in the posterior segments of earthworms resulting from the breakdown of amoebocytes and their included debris

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“Brown body.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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