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A double-walled, cup-shaped structure around the glomerulus of each nephron of the vertebrate kidney. It serves as a filter to remove organic wastes, excess inorganic salts, and water.
[After Sir William Bowman (1816-1892), British surgeon.]
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Bow′man's cap′sule(ˈboʊ mənz)
a membranous, double-walled capsule surrounding a glomerulus of a nephron.
[1880–85; after Sir William Bowman (1816–92), English surgeon]
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(or glomerular capsule) Part of a nephron in a kidney: a little cup surrounding a glomerulus. See glomerulus, kidney, nephron.
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|Noun||1.||Bowman's capsule - thin double membrane surrounding the glomerulus of a nephron|
malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, renal corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
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