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Bowman's capsule

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

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  • n. A cup-like sac at the beginning of the tubular component of a nephron in the mammalian kidney.

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  • n. thin double membrane surrounding the glomerulus of a nephron

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Sir William Bowman (1816-1892), British surgeon.

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