peptonephridium

noun
pep·​to·​nephridium | \ ¦peptō+ \

Definition of peptonephridium

: a nephridium that opens into the alimentary canal and is regarded as having a digestive function

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History and Etymology for peptonephridium

New Latin, from pept- + nephridium

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“Peptonephridium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peptonephridium. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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