A tubule that extends from the posterior part of the digestive tract which absorbs solutes, water, and wastes from the surrounding hemolymph. Each tubule consists of a single layer of cells that is closed off at the distal end with the proximal end joining the alimentary canal at the junction between the midgut and hindgut[WP,modified]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malpighian_tubule_system ]

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definition
  • A tubule that extends from the posterior part of the digestive tract which absorbs solutes, water, and wastes from the surrounding hemolymph. Each tubule consists of a single layer of cells that is closed off at the distal end with the proximal end joining the alimentary canal at the junction between the midgut and hindgut[WP,modified].
editor note
  • this will be ceded to the Arthropod Anatomy Ontology
has related synonym
  • Malphigian tube
  • Malpighian tube
  • tuba Malpighii
id
  • UBERON:0001054
taxon notes
  • It is unclear as to whether the Malpighian tubules of arachnids and those of the Uniramia are homologous or the result of convergent evolution.[Wikipedia:Malpighian_tubule_system]

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