Wolffian duct


Wolff·ian duct

noun \ˈwl-fē-ən-\

Definition of WOLFFIAN DUCT

:  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

Wolffian duct

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WOLFFIAN DUCT

: 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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