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One of a pair of excretory organs (mesonephroi) which grows caudally to the first pair (PRONEPHROI) during development. Mesonephroi are the permanent kidneys in adult amphibians and fish. In higher vertebrates, proneprhoi and most of mesonephroi degenerate with the appearance of metanephroi. The remaining ducts become WOLFFIAN DUCTS.

Year introduced: 1975

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Tree Number(s): A16.599

MeSH Unique ID: D008650

Entry Terms:

  • Mesonephroi
  • Wolffian Body
  • Body, Wolffian

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