nephrostome


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nephrostome

[′nef·rə‚stōm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The funnel-shaped opening of a nephridium into the coelom.
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I was confused by your article on elephant fetuses and how nephrostomes had been found in them, indicating a previously aquatic existence, ("Elephants may have started out all wet," SN: 5/22/99, p.
The researchers were surprised to find dozens of small, funnel-shaped tubes, called nephrostomes, in the kidneys of the elephant fetuses.