Y r protonephridia called flame cells?

Flame cells are present in mostly fresh water invertebrates including flatworms and nematodes. These cells act as excretory organ inside the body. Their function is more or less like our kidneys. Flame cells have cup shaped structure with numerous cilia which absorb the waste materials and throw them out. The bunch of flame cells is called protonephridia.

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Flame cells function like a kidney  removing waste materials. Bundles of flame cells are called protonephridia,u must have heard about nephrons  in kidney and hence it is corelated,

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