fetal suprarenal cortex

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fe·tal suprarenal cor·tex

an extensive area of the suprarenal gland present in primates during fetal life and for a short period after birth; located between the definitive cortex and the medulla, it contains large steroid-secreting cells arranged in a reticular pattern; involution of this zone in humans is largely completed by three months after birth.
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