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a membranous, double-walled capsule surrounding a glomerulus of a nephron.
Bowman’s capsule
A cup-shaped structure around the glomerulus of each nephron of the vertebrate kidney. It serves as a filter to remove organic wastes, excess inorganic salts, and water. Bowman’s capsule is named after its identifier, English physician and physiologist, Sir William Bowman (1816-1892).


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