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gonadal ridge

 

Definition: an elevation of thickened mesothelium and underlying mesenchyme on the ventromedial border of the embryonic mesonephros; the primordial germ cells become embedded in it, establishing it as the primordium of the testis or ovary.

Synonym(s): genital cord, genital ridge

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