nephrostoma

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nephrostoma

 [nĕ-fros´to-mah]
one of the ciliated funnel-shaped orifices of the excretory tubules that open into the coelom in the embryo; best seen in lower vertebrates.

ne·phros·to·ma

, nephrostome (ne-fros'tō-mă, nef'rō-stōm),
One of the ciliated funnel-shaped openings by which pronephric and some primordial mesonephric tubules communicate with the celom.
[nephro- + G. stoma, mouth]

nephrostoma

[-stō′mə] pl. nephrostomas, nephrostomata
Etymology: Gk, nephros + stoma, mouth
the funnel-shaped ciliated opening of the excretory tubules into the coelom of the early developing vertebrate embryo. Also called nephrostome. nephrostomic, adj.

nephrostoma

one of the ciliated funnel-shaped orifices of the excretory tubules that open into the celom in the embryo; best seen in lower vertebrates.
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