n. [Gr. solen, pipe; kytos, container]
Specially modified tubular, ciliated or flagellated cells occurring in protonephridia and nephridia of some invertebrates and lower chordates. a. In protonephridial systems called flame cells or flame bulb; collectively all the flame bulbs, their collecting tubes, \'bladder\' when present, and external orifices; present in such invertebrates as: platyhelminths, nemertines, priapulids, rotifers, kinorhynchs, gastrotrichs and some annelids; function uncertain, may be excretory, osmotic pressure regulator or both. b. In nephridial systems of some invertebrates and lower chordates its function is attributed to excretion; structure similar to flame bulb system, but supplied with blood vessels, to help filtration and absorption from blood; archinephridium.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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