genital ridge

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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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At the stage of development described in the previous paragraph, both male and female embryos have identical (undifferentiated) gonads; that is, the gonadal ridges (Figure 4-3).