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Medical Term:

metanephric vesicle


Definition: the ends of the arched collecting tubules induce the formation of clusters of mesenchymal cells in the metanephric mass of mesoderm; lumina develop in the cell clusters forming metanephric vesicles, which elongate to form metanephric tubules. As these renal tubules develop, their proximal ends are invaginated by glomeruli.

Synonym(s): renal vesicle

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