Malpighian tube
noun see Malpighian tubule

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  • 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

  • Malpighian tube — 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • malpighian vessel — noun see malpighian tubule * * * Malpighian tube, Malpighian tubule, or Malpighian vessel, a tubeshaped gland in insects and arachnids that is connected to the alimentary canal and serves as an excretory organ …   Useful english dictionary

  • malpighian tubule — noun also malpighian tube or malpighian vessel Usage: usually capitalized M : one of the group of long blind vessels opening into the posterior part of the alimentary canal in most insects and some other arthropods and functioning primarily as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malpighian tubule — noun Date: 1877 any of a group of long blind vessels opening into the posterior part of the alimentary canal in most insects and some other arthropods and functioning primarily as excretory organs called also Malpighian tube …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Malpighian —    Marcello Malpighi (1628 1694), an Italian physician, anatomist, and physiologist, was a great scientist who is not well known outside the field of medicine. Born at Crevalore, near Bologna, the eldest of eight children, he was orphaned at… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Malpighiantube — Malpighian tube n. Any of the excretory tubules leading from the posterior portion of the alimentary canal of insects and other arthropods. Also called Malpighian tubule.   [After Malpighi, Marcello.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Insect morphology — Legend of body parts Tagmata : A Head, B Thorax, C Abdomen. 1. antenna 2. ocelli (lower) 3. ocelli (upper) 4. compound eye 5. brain (cerebral ganglia) 6. prothorax …   Wikipedia

  • insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… …   Universalium

  • excretion — excretion1 /ik skree sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of excreting. 2. the substance excreted, as urine or sweat, or certain plant products. [1595 1605; < LL excretion (s. of excretio) that which is sifted out. See EXCRETE, ION] excretion2 /ik skree… …   Universalium

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