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Bowman's capsule

[boh-muh nz]
noun Anatomy.
  1. 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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Bowman's capsule

1882, named for English surgeon William Bowman (1816-1892).

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bowman's capsule in Medicine

Bowman's capsule

(bōmənz)
n.
  1. 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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Bowman's capsule

[bōmənz]
  1. 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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