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urogenital sinus

 

Definition: the ventral part of the cloaca after its separation from the rectum by the growth of the urorectal septum; from it develops the lower part of the bladder in both sexes, the prostatic portion of the male urethra, and the urethra and vestibule in the female;

Synonym(s): persistent cloaca

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