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

/neph·ro·tome/ (nef´ro-tōm″) one of the segmented divisions of the mesoderm connecting the somite with the lateral plates of unsegmented mesoderm; the source of much of the urogenital system.

nephrotome

[nef′rətom]
Etymology: Gk, nephros + tome, section
a zone of segmented mesodermal tissue in the developing vertebrate embryo lying along each side of the body dorsal to the abdominal cavity between the somite-forming dorsal mesoderm and the unsegmented lateral plate mesoderm. It is the primordial tissue for the urogenital system and gives rise to the nephrogenic cord. Also called intermediate cell mass, intermediate mesoderm, middle plate, nephromere. See also mesonephros, metanephros, pronephros.

nephrotome

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

nephrotome

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. Called also intermediate cell mass.