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Of or pertaining to the metanephros.
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The embryonic precursor of the adult kidney, located caudal to the mesonephos, which develops after it. The metanephros is formed from mesenchymal tissue arising from fused nephrotomes in the sacral region and from the ureteric bud, an outgrowth of the mesonephric duct.
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(x) the lectin receptors have been reported to be present on the luminal surface of the mesonephric and the metanephric tubules of human embryos [57] and the distal and collecting tubules of the normal adult kidney [64, 65];