Medical Dictionary

metanephros

noun meta·neph·ros \-ˈnef-rəs, -ˌräs\
plural meta·neph·roi \-ˌri\

Medical Definition of METANEPHROS

:  either member of the final and most caudal pair of the three successive pairs of vertebrate renal organs that functions as a permanent adult kidney in reptiles, birds, and mammals but is not present at all in lower forms—compare mesonephros, pronephros
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
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