mesonephric duct

mesonephric duct n WOLFFIAN DUCT

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an embryonic duct which, initiated in association with rudiments of the pronephric kidney, is taken over as an excretory duct by the mesonephros, and develops into the epididymis, the ductus deferens and its ampulla, the seminal vesicles, and the ejaculatory duct in the male and into vestigial structures in the female. Called also wolffian d. and d. of Wolff.

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