[ boh-muh nz ]
/ ˈboʊ mənz /
a membranous, double-walled capsule surrounding a glomerulus of a nephron.
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Origin of Bowman's capsule
1880–85; named after Sir William Bowman (1816–92), English surgeon
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Word Origin and History for bowman's capsule
1882, named for English surgeon William Bowman (1816-1892).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for bowman's capsule
[ bō′mənz ]
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.malpighian capsule
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Science definitions for bowman's capsule
[ bō′mənz ]
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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