excretory organ


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Noun1.excretory organ - an organ that separates waste substances from the blood and discharges themexcretory organ - an organ that separates waste substances from the blood and discharges them
flame cell - organ of excretion in flatworms
internal organ, viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body
kidney - either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine; "urine passes out of the kidney through ureters to the bladder"
apparatus urogenitalis, genitourinary apparatus, genitourinary system, systema urogenitale, urinary apparatus, urinary system, urogenital apparatus, urogenital system - the system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine
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Yet Henderson argues that the skin is a major excretory organ, eliminating a significant amount of urea and other waste products.
It functions as hematopoetic, phagocytic, endocrine and excretory organ and has distinct head and trunk region.
From the time the skin becomes tough, the baby passes urine, nose, throat and lung secretions into the fluid so it takes on the role of an excretory organ.
The authors of the study, Ruben Meerman and Andrew Brown, said: "These results show that the lungs are the primary excretory organ for weight loss.
skin is often called the second liver because it is a huge excretory organ in
In other words, hair serves as a minor excretory organ for the toxic elements.
This vessel, which corresponds to the left anterior aorta (9) in the juvenile, is associated with Hatschek's nephridium, the first excretory organ to appear in the ontogeny of amphioxus.
Ruben Meerman and Andrew Brown write in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal: "Lungs are the primary excretory organ for fat.