metanephric mass

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metanephric mass

the mass of intermediate mesodermal cells around the distal end of the metanephric diverticulum that give rise to nephrons in the permanent kidneys.
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The researchers could then differentiate them further into cells expressing SIX2, SALL1, and WT1, important markers of the metanephric cap mesenchyme, a critical stage of kidney differentiation.