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fetal suprarenal cortex

 

Definition: an extensive area of the suprarenal gland present in primates during fetal life and for a short period after birth; located between the definitive cortex and the medulla, it contains large steroid-secreting cells arranged in a reticular pattern; involution of this zone in humans is largely completed by three months after birth.

Synonym(s): androgenic zone2, fetal reticularis1, fetal zone, provisional cortex

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