segmental duct


Definition of segmental duct

: the duct of a segmental organ of a vertebrate embryo especially : the duct of the pronephros that persists after the degeneration of the pronephros, receives the tubules of the mesonephros, becomes the mesonephric duct, and in lower vertebrates gives rise to the müllerian duct

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“Segmental duct.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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