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nephros

Is this a prefix or is it an entire word? Can someone give some cites for its use as a separate word? Nadando 22:37, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

It appears in recent medical dictionaries, but not in MW3. 1 cite so far. b.g.c. is having server problems. DCDuring TALK 01:21, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
I've added three citations to the article, someone may wish to merge them with ones on the citations: page, although I'm not certain which location we'd want them in. Thryduulf 09:39, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
As to the definition, I am not at all certain that a mammalian kidney is referred to as a "nephros". It seems to be a "kidney-like" organ in a taxonomic group that includes non mammalians. I believe that our context tag implies that it has to do with human anatomy. DCDuring TALK 11:17, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
At least one of the cites is non-specific with regards to the particular group that it refers to, and in the context of the full text it sounds like they are referring to mammals as well as non-mammals. - TheDaveRoss 23:01, 1 June 2009 (UTC)