Bowman's capsule

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Bowman's capsule (top) and glomerulus

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Named after Sir William Bowman (1816–1892), English surgeon and histologist, who identified it in 1842.

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Bowman's capsule (plural Bowman's capsules)

  1. (anatomy) A cup-like sac at the beginning of the tubular component of a nephron in the mammalian kidney.

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