meganephridia
n. pl.; sing. -ium [Gr. megas, large; dim. nephros, kidney]
(ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta)
A pair of large nephridia in each segment of the body except, for first and last segments; holonephridia; holoic; macroic; see nephridium, micronephridia.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • holoic — see meganephridia …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • holonephridia — see meganephridia …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • macroic — see meganephridia …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • microic — adj. [Gr. mikros, small; eidos, like] (ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta) Smaller than macroic, a substitute for micronephridial, often applied to nephridia as large as or larger than meganephridia …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • meganephridium — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun (plural meganephridia) Etymology: New Latin, from mega + nephridium : a relatively large nephridium usually found one pair per segment in some annelid worms …   Useful english dictionary

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