nephrostomial

nephrostome

[nef-ruh-stohm]
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:
1885–90; nephro- + -stome

nephrostomous [nuh-fros-tuh-muhs] , nephrostomial, adjective
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