[ nef-ruh-stohm ]
/ ˈnɛf rəˌstoʊm /


Zoology. the ciliated opening of a nephridium into the coelom.
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-muh s] /nəˈfrɒs tə məs/, neph·ro·sto·mi·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019