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Medical Term:

primordial sex cords


the cellular cords arising from the epithelium of the genital ridges during the indifferent state of gonadal development; they form seminiferous cords in male embryos and cortical cords in female embryos.

Synonym(s): germinal cords, gonadal cords, sex cords

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