Wolffian duct

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Wolff·​ian duct | \ ˈwu̇l-fē-ən- How to pronounce Wolffian duct (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Wolffian duct

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wolffian duct

Kaspar Friedrich Wolff

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“Wolffian duct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wolffian%20duct. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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Wolffian duct

noun

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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