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Wolffian duct

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noun Wolff·ian duct \ˈwu̇l-fē-ən-\

Definition of Wolffian duct

  1. :  the duct of the mesonephros that persists in the female chiefly as part of a vestigial organ and in the male as the duct system leaving the testis and including the epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicle, and ejaculatory duct



Origin of wolffian duct

Kaspar Friedrich Wolff


First Known Use: 1876


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Wolffian duct

noun Wolff·ian duct

Medical Definition of Wolffian duct

  1. :  the duct of the mesonephros that persists in the female chiefly as part of the epoophoron and in the male as the duct system leaving the testis and including the epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicle, and ejaculatory duct—called also Leydig's duct, mesonephric duct




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