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ConceptEarthworm Anatomy

Question

Answer the following:

What is the function of nephridia?

Solution

Nephridia are excretory organs of earthworm, which perform the function of excretion and osmoregulation. Nephridia regulate the volume and composition of the body fluids. A nephridium is a coiled tubular and microscopic structure which starts out as a funnel that collects excess fluid from coelomic chamber. The funnel connects with a tubular wastes through a pore to the surface in the body wall or into the digestive tube.

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 NCERT Solution for Biology Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 7: Structural Organisation in Animals
Q: 2.1 | Page no. 122
Solution What is the Function of Nephridia Concept: Earthworm - Anatomy.
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