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Malpighian tubule

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Definition of Malpighian tubule in English:

noun

Zoology
A tubular excretory organ, numbers of which open into the gut in insects and some other arthropods.
Example sentences
  • This process has now been implicated in the function of Malpighian tubules, rectum and midgut of a variety of insects.
  • The excretory system is composed of a dorsal excretory gland and a pair of Malpighian tubules.
  • Excretion of nitrogenous waste takes place through Malpighian tubules.

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