Malpigh'ian tube"

one of a group of long, slender excretory tubules at the anterior end of the hindgut in insects and other terrestrial arthropods. Also called Malpigh'ian tu'bule, Malpigh'ian ves'sel.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Malpighian layerMalpighian tuft

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