opisthonephros

noun
opis·​tho·​neph·​ros
plural opisthonephroi\ -​ˌfrȯi \

Definition of opisthonephros

: the adult kidney of animals (as some amphibians) that are commonly considered mesonephric as adults, resembling but not identical to the embryonic mesonephros

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History and Etymology for opisthonephros

New Latin, from opisth- + Greek nephros kidney

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“Opisthonephros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opisthonephros. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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