Wolffian duct

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mes·o·neph·ric duct

a duct in the embryo draining the mesonephric tubules in the mesonephros; in the male, it becomes the ductus deferens; in the female, it becomes vestigial.
See also: longitudinal duct of epoophoron.
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Wolffian duct

n.
The embryonic duct of the mesonephros, which in the male becomes the vas deferens and in both sexes gives rise to the ureter.
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An embryonal duct that forms from the 25–30th days of gestation in association with the rudimentary pronephros, later becoming the mesonephric excretory duct, the ‘second embryonal kidney’, giving rise to the male reproductive system—rete testis, efferent ducts, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles. In females, the lack of testosterone results in Wolffian duct regression at the 10–11th week, a portion of which remains as embryonal ‘rests’—Gartner’s duct cysts, epoophoron, Skene's glands, paroophoron
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mes·o·neph·ric duct

(mez'ō-nef'rik dŭkt)
A duct in the embryo draining the mesonephric tubules; in the male, it becomes the ductus deferens and ureter; in the female, it becomes the ureter's vestigial structures.
Synonym(s): wolffian duct.
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Wolffian duct

the duct from the mesonephros in vertebrates. In fish and amphibia, it forms the urinary duct in females, and the urinogenital duct in males. In reptiles, birds and mammals it forms the VAS DEFERENS in males, and degenerates in females.
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Wolff,

Kaspar F., German embryologist in Russia, 1733-1794.
wolffian body - one of three excretory organs appearing in the evolution of vertebrates. Synonym(s): canal of Oken; corpus of Oken; mesonephros
wolffian cyst - a cyst lying in the broad ligaments of the uterus and arising from any mesonephric structures.
wolffian duct - a duct in the embryo draining the mesonephric tubules. Synonym(s): mesonephric duct
wolffian rest - remnants of the wolffian duct in the female genital tract that give rise to cysts. Synonym(s): mesonephric rest
wolffian ridge - one of the paired longitudinal ridges developing in the dorsal body wall of the embryo. Synonym(s): urogenital ridge
wolffian tubules - Synonym(s): Kobelt tubules
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