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Bowman’s Capsule

/ˈbōmənz/

Noun, pl. Bowman’s capsules

1. A capsule-shaped membranous structure surrounding the glomerulus of each nephron in the kidneys of mammals that extracts wastes, excess salts, and water from the blood. (Google Dictionary)

2. (Anatomy)
a cup-like sac at the beginning of the tubular component of a nephron in the mammalian kidney that performs the first step in the filtration of blood to form urine. (wikipedia.org)

Syn: capsula glomeruli, glomerular capsule

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