genital cord


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genital cord

[′jen·ət·əl ′kȯrd]
(embryology)
A mesenchymal shelf bridging the coeloms in mammalian embryos, produced by fusion of the caudal part of the urogenital folds; fuses with the urinary bladder in the male, and is the primordium of the broad ligament and the uterine walls in the female.
(invertebrate zoology)
Strands of cells located in the genital canal which are primordial sex cells in crinoids. Also known as genital rachis.
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