noun, plural ne·phrid·i·a [nuh-frid-ee-uh]. /nəˈfrɪd i ə/. Zoology.
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Portion of nephridium of the hindermost leg of Peripatus capensis, seen in longitudinal and vertical section.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The most important fact about them is that they disappear, and are in no way connected with the typical nephridium of the adult.
There are thus substantial reasons for believing that the nephridium grows backwards from a funnel as does the coelomoduct.
D, Optical section of a branch of the nephridium of Nephthys scolopendroides.
Externally, the nephridium opens by a vesicle, as in many Oligochaetes whose lumen is intercellular.