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Wolffian Ducts MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Wolffian Ducts
Tree Number(s)
A16.935
Unique ID
D014928
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014928
Scope Note
A pair of excretory ducts of the middle kidneys (MESONEPHROI) of an embryo, also called mesonephric ducts. In higher vertebrates, Wolffian ducts persist in the male forming VAS DEFERENS, but atrophy into vestigial structures in the female.
Entry Term(s)
Gartner Ducts
Gartner's Ducts
Mesonephric Ducts
Wolffian Duct
Public MeSH Note
2008; see WOLFFIAN DUCT 1963-2007
History Note
2008 (1963)
Date Established
2008/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Wolffian Ducts Preferred
Gartner Ducts Related
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