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nephrostome

[nef-ruh-stohm] /ˈnɛf rəˌstoʊm/
noun
1.
Zoology. the ciliated opening of a nephridium into the coelom.
2.
Embryology. a similar opening from the coelom into a tubule of the embryonic kidney.
Origin of nephrostome
1885-1890
1885-90; nephro- + -stome
Related forms
nephrostomous
[nuh-fros-tuh-muh s] /nəˈfrɒs tə məs/ (Show IPA),
nephrostomial, adjective
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