bowman's-capsule

Bowman's capsule

[boh-muhnz]
noun Anatomy.
a membranous, double-walled capsule surrounding a glomerulus of a nephron.


Origin:
1880–85; named after Sir William Bowman (1816–92), English surgeon

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Bowman's capsule
1882, named for Eng. surgeon William Bowman (1816-1892).
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Bowman's capsule Bow·man's capsule (bō'mənz)
n.
A double-walled, cup-shaped structure around the glomerulus of each nephron of the vertebrate kidney. It serves as a filter to remove organic wastes, excess inorganic salts, and water. Also called malpighian capsule.

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Bowman's capsule   (bō'mənz)  Pronunciation Key 
A cup-shaped structure around the glomerulus of each nephron of the vertebrate kidney. It serves as a filter to remove organic wastes, excess inorganic salts, and water. Bowman's capsule is named after its identifier, English physician and physiologist, Sir William Bowman (1816-1892).
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