DICTIONARY OF TERMS
MALPIGHIAN TUBULES

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Malpighian tubules are excretory organs in arthropods.  They are fine tubules attached at the hind gut and bathed in the haemolymph (blood) of the haemocoel from which they remove nitrogenous waste.

 

 

By Jack R. Holt.  Last revised: 02/04/2009