n. [Gr. arche, beginning; nephros, kidney]
An excretory organ of many invertebrate larvae; a solenocyte.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • archinephridium — ar·chi·nephridium …   English syllables

  • archinephridium — |ärkē+ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: New Latin, from archi + nephridium : the primitive nephridium found paired in each segment of certain annelid larvae …   Useful english dictionary

  • solenocyte — 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;… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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