nephrotome


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nephrotome

 [nef´ro-tōm]
one of the segmented divisions of the embryonic mesoderm connecting the somite with the lateral plates of unsegmented mesoderm; the source of much of the urogenital system.

neph·ro·tome

(nef'rō-tōm),
The segmented intermediate mesoderm develops into nephric primordia.
[nephro- + G. tomē, a cutting]

nephrotome

the part of the SOMITE that develops into an excretory organ.