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urogenital folds

 

Definition: derived from the cloacal folds; in male embryos, they close over the urethral plate and fuse to form the spongy urethra and ventral aspect of the penis; in female embryos, the unfused urogenital folds develop into the labia minora.

Synonym(s): plicae urethrales, urethral folds

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