Bowman's capsule
noun Etymology: Sir William Bowman died 1892 English surgeon Date: circa 1860 a thin membranous double-walled capsule surrounding the glomerulus of a vertebrate nephron

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  • Bowman's capsule — 1882, named for English surgeon William Bowman (1816 1892) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bowman's capsule — Infobox Anatomy Name = Bowman s capsule Latin = capsula glomeruli GraySubject = 253 GrayPage = 1222 Caption = Glomerulus. (Bowman s capsule not labeled, but visible at top.) Caption2 = Glomerulus is red; Bowman s capsule is green. Precursor =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bowman's capsule — Bow·man s capsule .bō mənz n a thin membranous double walled capsule surrounding the glomerulus of a vertebrate nephron through which glomerular filtrate passes to the proximal convoluted tubule called also capsule of Bowman, glomerular capsule… …   Medical dictionary

  • Bowman's capsule — Bow′man s cap′sule [[t]ˈboʊ mənz[/t]] n. anat. a membranous, double walled capsule surrounding a glomerulus of a nephron • Etymology: 1880–85; after Sir William Bowman (1816–92), English surgeon …   From formal English to slang

  • Bowman's capsule — /boh meuhnz/, Anat. a membranous, double walled capsule surrounding a glomerulus of a nephron. Cf. Malpighian corpuscle. [1880 85; named after Sir William Bowman (1816 92), English surgeon] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bowman's capsule — the cup shaped end of a nephron, which encloses a knot of blood capillaries (glomerulus). It is the site of primary filtration of the blood into the kidney tubule. [Sir W. P. Bowman (1816–92), British physician] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Bowman's capsule — noun A cup like sac at the beginning of the tubular component of a nephron in the mammalian kidney. Syn: capsula glomeruli, glomerular capsule …   Wiktionary

  • Bowman's capsule — noun thin double membrane surrounding the glomerulus of a nephron • Syn: ↑glomerular capsule, ↑capsula glomeruli • Hypernyms: ↑membrane, ↑tissue layer • Part Holonyms: ↑malpighian body, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bowman's capsule — the cuplike proximal end of a kidney tubule surrounding a glomerulus …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Капсула Боуменова (Bowman'S Capsule) — двустенная чаша (клубочки (glomerulus)) нефрона. Окружающая клубочковую капиллярную сеть капсула является начальным отделом нефрона; в ее полость из крови фильтруется первичная моча. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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