nephrotome

noun

neph·​ro·​tome ˈnef-rə-ˌtōm How to pronounce nephrotome (audio)
: the modified part of a somite of a vertebrate embryo that develops into a segmental excretory tubule of the primitive kidney

called also intermediate cell mass

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“Nephrotome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nephrotome. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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