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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The segmented intermediate mesoderm develops into nephric primordia.
[nephro- + G. tomē, a cutting]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
nephrotomethe part of the SOMITE that develops into an excretory organ.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005