[ nef-ruh-stohm ]

  1. Zoology. the ciliated opening of a nephridium into the coelom.

  2. Embryology. a similar opening from the coelom into a tubule of the embryonic kidney.

Origin of nephrostome

First recorded in 1885–90; nephro- + -stome

Other words from nephrostome

  • ne·phros·to·mous [nuh-fros-tuh-muhs], /nəˈfrɒs tə məs/, neph·ro·sto·mi·al, adjective

Words Nearby nephrostome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023