bowman's capsule

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Bowman's capsule Bow·man's capsule (bō'mənz)
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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