nephrostome

noun
neph·​ro·​stome | \ ˈne-frə-ˌstōm How to pronounce nephrostome (audio) \

Definition of nephrostome

: the ciliated funnel-shaped coelomic opening of a typical nephridium

First Known Use of nephrostome

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nephrostome

New Latin nephrostoma, from nephr- + stoma stoma

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The first known use of nephrostome was in 1888

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“Nephrostome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephrostome. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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nephrostome

noun
neph·​ro·​stome | \ ˈnef-rə-ˌstōm How to pronounce nephrostome (audio) \
variants: also nephrostoma \ ni-​ˈfräs-​tə-​mə How to pronounce nephrostome (audio) \
plural nephrostomes also nephrostomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce nephrostome (audio) \

Medical Definition of nephrostome

: the ciliated funnel-shaped coelomic opening of a typical nephridium

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