Malpighian tubule

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Malpighian tubule

n.
Any of the tubules that extend from the posterior portion of the digestive tract of insects and certain other arthropods and that absorb waste material from the hemolymph for excretion. Also called Malpighian tube.

[After Marcello Malpighi.]