noun, plural ne·phrid·i·a [nuh-frid-ee-uh] /nəˈfrɪd i ə/. Zoology.
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The nephridia are not easily distinguished, though they are very numerous.A Guide for the Study of Animals
The function of the nephridia is to carry off waste matter from the fluid which fills the body-cavity.
Note the delicate membranous dark-colored sac on the floor of the pericardium, the kidneys or nephridia.
There are two organs, serving the function of kidneys, placed dorsally one upon each side of the body (nephridia).The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
They consist as a rule of but few segments to most of which a pair of nephridia belong.Earthworms and their Allies
Frank E. Beddard
noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
Word Origin for nephridium
(plural nephridia), 1877, Modern Latin, from Greek diminutive of nephros "kidney" (see nephron).