nephrogenic cord


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nephrogenic cord

[¦nef·rə¦jen·ik ′kȯrd]
(embryology)
The longitudinal cordlike mass of mesenchyme derived from the mesomere or nephrostomal plate of the mesoderm, from which develop the functional parts of the pronephros, mesonephros, and metanephros.
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The incomplete or branched ureter is due to the premature splitting of the ureteric bud before it reaches the nephrogenic cord (9).