brown body


: a body formed in many bryozoans by the degenerating internal organs and believed to have an excretory function
: 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 20 Apr. 2024.

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