wolffian duct


wolffian duct
noun
Usage: often capitalized W
Etymology: wolffian (II)

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(sometimes l.c.) Embryol.
a duct, draining the mesonephros of the embryo, that becomes the vas deferens in males and vestigial in females.
[1875-80; named after K. F. WOLFF; see -IAN]

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Wolffian duct noun
The excretory duct of the mesonephros
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Main Entry:Wolffian

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Wolffian duct,
= mesonephric duct. (Cf.mesonephric duct)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.