Malpighian tubules


Malpighian tubules
n.
a group of small, tubular, excretory and water-regulating glands that open into the hind part of the alimentary canal in most insects and spiders

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  • Malpighian tubules — n. a group of small, tubular, excretory and water regulating glands that open into the hind part of the alimentary canal in most insects and spiders …   English World dictionary

  • Malpighian tubules — /mælˌpɪgiən ˈtjubjulz/ (say mal.pigeeuhn tyoohbyoohlz) plural noun the excretory organs of insects, tubular outgrowths of the alimentary canal near the junction of the ventriculus (midgut) and intestine. Also, Malpighian tubes, Malpighian vessels …   Australian English dictionary

  • Malpighian tubules — (ARTHROPODA) Long, thin excretory tubules extending into the body cavity from the posterior region of the gut in insects, arachnids and myriapods …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Malpighian tubule system — Stylised diagram of insect digestive tract showing malpighian tubule (Orthopteran type) The Malpighian tubule system is a type of excretory and osmoregulatory system found in some Uniramia (Insects and Myriapoda), arachnids and tardigrades. The… …   Wikipedia

  • malpighian tubule — ▪ anatomy       in insects, any of the excretory organs that lie in the abdominal body cavity and empty into the junction between midgut and hindgut. In species having few malpighian tubules, they are long and coiled; in species with numerous (up …   Universalium

  • Malpighian — Mal*pi ghi*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster] {Malpighian capsules} or {Malpighian corpuscles} (Anatomy), the globular dilatations, containing the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpighian capsules — Malpighian Mal*pi ghi*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster] {Malpighian capsules} or {Malpighian corpuscles} (Anatomy), the globular dilatations, containing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpighian corpuscles — Malpighian Mal*pi ghi*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster] {Malpighian capsules} or {Malpighian corpuscles} (Anatomy), the globular dilatations, containing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpighian corpuscles of the spleen — Malpighian Mal*pi ghi*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster] {Malpighian capsules} or {Malpighian corpuscles} (Anatomy), the globular dilatations, containing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malpighian tube — noun see malpighian tubule * * * one of a group of long, slender excretory tubules at the anterior end of the hindgut in insects and other terrestrial arthropods. Also called Malpighian tubule, Malpighian vessel. * * * Malpighian tube, Malpighian …   Useful english dictionary


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