chloragogen cells


chloragogen cells
(ANNELIDA)
Yellowish-brown or greenish cells that surround the intestine of annelids that function in intermediary metabolism, similar to the role of the liver in vertebrates; also spelled chloragen, chloragogue, chlorogog.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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