Pronunciation: met'a-nef'ro-jen'ik, -ne-froj'e-nus
Definition: Applied to the more caudal part of the intermediate mesoderm that, under the inductive action of the metanephric diverticulum, has the potency to form metanephric tubules.
[meta- + G. nephros, kidney, + -gen, producing]
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