Bowman-s-capsule definition

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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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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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A 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. Bowman's capsule is named after its identifier, English physician and physiologist, Sir William Bowman (1816–1892).
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(anatomy) A cup-like sac at the beginning of the tubular component of a nephron in the mammalian kidney.
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Noun

Singular:
bowman-s-capsule
Plural:
bowman-s-capsules

Origin of bowman-s-capsule

  • After Sir William Bowman (1816–1892), British surgeon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition