primordial sex cords


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primordial sex cords

the cellular cords arising from the epithelium of the genital ridges during the indifferent state of gonadal development; they form seminiferous cords in male embryos and cortical cords in female embryos.

primordial sex cords

pri·mor·di·al sex cords

(prī-mōr'dē-al seks kōrdz)
The cellular cords arising from the epithelium of the genital ridges during the indifferent state of gonadal development; they form testicular cords in male embryos and cortical cords in female embryos.
Synonym(s): germinal cords.