genital ridge


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Related to genital ridge: mesonephric ridge, urogenital sinus, Primordial germ cells

genital ridge

[′jen·ət·əl ′rij]
(embryology)
A medial ridge or fold on the ventromedial surface of the mesonephros in the embryo, produced by growth of the peritoneum; the primordium of the gonads and their ligaments.
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This can occur if the division separates from only a small part of the genital ridge that is not in contact with the rete testis.
Several theories have been proposed, including anomalous appropriation of cells, initial longitudinal duplication of the genital ridge and transverse division of the genital ridge.
Currently, the most accepted one is represented by division of the genital ridge by peritoneal bands, in either transverse or longitudinal orientation.