nephrotome

noun
neph·​ro·​tome | \ ˈnef-rə-ˌtōm How to pronounce nephrotome (audio) \

Medical Definition of nephrotome

: the modified part of a somite of a vertebrate embryo that develops into a segmental excretory tubule of the primitive kidney

called also intermediate cell mass

Comments on nephrotome

What made you want to look up nephrotome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!