gonadal ridge


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Related to gonadal ridge: mesonephric duct, urogenital ridge

go·nad·al ridge

an elevation of thickened mesothelium and underlying mesenchyme on the ventromedial border of the embryonic mesonephros; the primordial germ cells become embedded in it, establishing it as the primordium of the testis or ovary.

go·nad·al ridge

(gō-nad'ăl rij)
An elevation of thickened mesothelium and underlying mesenchyme on the ventromedial border of the embryonic mesonephros; the primordial germ cells become embedded in it, establishing it as the primordium of the testis or ovary.

gonadal

pertaining to or arising from a gonad. See also testicular, ovarian.

gonadal cords
cords formed by epithelial cells which migrate from the mesonephric tubules in the embryo to the gonadal ridge and establish the indifferent stage of gonadogenesis.
gonadal ridge
the structures in the embryo to which the primordial germ cells migrate, and from which the gonads develop.
gonadal steroids
see steroid.
gonadal stromal tumor
tumors of granulosa cells and thecal cells of the ovary.