nephrostome


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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]

nephrostome

the internal opening of a NEPHRIDIUM or NEPHROMYXIUM.
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The elephant's fetal nephrostomes are a legacy that provides clues about the animal's origins, say the researchers.