Bojanus organ
Bojanus organ Bo*ja"nus or"gan [From Bojanus, the discoverer.] (Zo["o]l.) A glandular organ of bivalve mollusca, serving in part as a kidney. [1913 Webster]

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  • Organ of Bojanus — The Organ of Bojanus is actually the molluscan kidney. It is the excretory organ of the molluscs (e.g. Sepia, Octopus, mussels, etc). Some other molluscs have another type of organ for excretion called Keber s organ. It was described for the… …   Wikipedia

  • organ of bojanus — bōˈyänəs Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Ludwig H. Bojanus died 1827 German anatomist : one of a pair of nephridial excretory organs of bivalve mollusks situated on each side of the body just below the pericardium …   Useful english dictionary

  • organ of Bojanus — (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) A kidney, especially in oysters …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus — (July 16, 1776 April 2, 1827) was a German physician and naturalist.Bojanus was born at Bouxwiller in Alsace and studied at Darmstadt and the University of Jena. In 1806 he became professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Vilnius,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gnanīn — Gnanīn, C10H5N5O2, ist eine von Unger im Guano entdeckte organische Basis, welche früher für identisch mit dem Harnoxyd gehalten u. Xanthin genannt wurde, von dem letzteren unterscheidet sie sich aber durch ihre Löslichkeit in Salzsäure u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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