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nephron anlagen

Pronunciation: nef-ron' ahn'lag-gen

Definition: a group of mesoderm derived cells programmed to be transformed into functional renal mass during fetal development. These cells are presumed to be initially pluripotent with subsequent specification to a committed renal cell lineage.

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