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one of the paired longitudinal ridges developing in the dorsal body wall of the embryo on either side of the dorsal mesentery; the ridge is formed at first by the growing mesonephros and later by the mesonephros and the gonad.
genital fold(1) Gonadal crest; crista gonadalis [NE3].
(2) Mesonephric crest; crista mesophrica [NE3].
A fold of skin in the embryo on each side of the genital tubercle that develops into the labia minora in females.
See also: fold