Malpighian Tubule Definition

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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Malpighian tubule

Origin of Malpighian Tubule

  • From Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694).

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  • After Marcello Malpighi

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

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