Malpighian-tubule meaning

Any of the tubules that extend from the posterior portion of the digestive tract of insects and certain other arthropods and that absorb waste material from the hemolymph for excretion.
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Any of the tubules that extend from the posterior portion of the digestive tract of insects and certain other arthropods and that absorb waste material from the hemolymph for excretion.
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A tubule that extends from the alimentary canal to the exterior of the organism, excreting water and wastes in the form of solid nitrogenous compounds. Found in certain insects, arachnids, myriapods and tardigrades.
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Origin of malpighian-tubule

  • After Marcello Malpighi

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

  • From Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694).

    From Wiktionary