- Malpighian tubule
- adult Malpighian tubule (synonym, )
- adult Malpighian tubules (synonym, )
- malphigian tube (synonym, )
- Malpighian tubules (synonym, )
- tuba Malpighii (synonym, )
- Malphigian tube (related synonym, )
- organism part
Epithelial tube with excretory and osmoregulatory roles connected, via a ureter, to the alimentary canal at the junction of the hindgut and midgut. There are two pairs of Malpighian tubules, the right pair lie at the anterior end of the abdomen, and the left pair at the posterior. Each tubule unites with its partner to form a common ureter which enters the alimentary canal at the junction of the hindgut and midgut (Wessing and Eichelberg, 1978).
The most important structure of the insect's excretory organ, which may comprise cystiform or labyrinthine highly versatile tubules having their outlet into the inital section of the rectum[FBbt]. Any of a group of long blind vessels opening into the posterior part of the alimentary canal in most insects and some other arthropods and functioning primarily as excretory organs[BTO].