nephrotome

noun
neph·ro·tome | \ˈnef-rə-ˌtōm \

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

Learn More about nephrotome

Share nephrotome

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

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!