wolffian ridge

variants: or Wolffian ridge

Definition of wolffian ridge

1 : a longitudinal ridge on either side of the trunk in some vertebrate embryos (as of the chick) from which the limb buds arise
2 : a slight ridge on either side of the midline in vertebrate embryos giving rise to the mesonephros

History and Etymology for wolffian ridge


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“Wolffian ridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolffian%20ridge. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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