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Medical Term:

nephrostoma

Pronunciation: ne-fros'to-ma, nef'ro-stom

Definition: One of the ciliated funnel-shaped openings by which pronephric and some primordial mesonephric tubules communicate with the celom.

[nephro- + G. stoma, mouth]

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