nephridia


nephridia

noun, plural ne·phrid·i·a [nuhfrid-ee-uh] /nəˈfrɪd i ə/. Zoology.

  1. the excretory organ of many invertebrates, consisting of a tubule with one end opening into the body cavity and the other opening into a pore at the body surface.

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)

  1. a simple excretory organ of many invertebrates, consisting of a tube through which waste products pass to the exterior

n.(plural nephridia), 1877, Modern Latin, from Greek diminutive of nephros “kidney” (see nephron). n. pl. ne•phrid•i•a (-ē-ə)

  1. The embryonic excretory organ from which the kidney develops.

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