nephridiopore

nephridiopore
n. [Gr. nephros, kidney; poros, pore]
1. The exterior opening of an excretory organ (nephridium).
2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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