In mammals, the pronephric duct is the predecessor of the Wolffian duct[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pronephric_duct ]

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  • The pronephric duct collects the filtrate from the pronephric tubules and opens to the exterior of the pronephric kidney[GOC:mtg_kidney_jan10, PMID:15647339, XAO:0000063, ZFA:0000150]
definition
  • In mammals, the pronephric duct is the predecessor of the Wolffian duct[WP].
external definition
  • Duct of the embryonic kidney, present bilaterally ventral to the somites and leading to the anal region where it empties separately from, and just posterior to the anus. Kimmel et al, 1995.[TAO]
  • The first-formed kidney duct, which drains the kidney of most anamniotes and becomes the ductus deferens of male amniotes. [Bemis_WE, Functional_Anatomy_of_the_Vertebrates:_An_Evolutionary_Perspective, Glossary_G-3, Grande_L, Liem_KF, Third_Edition_(2001)_Orlando_Fla.:_Harcourt_College_Publishers, Walker_WF][VHOG]
has related synonym
  • pronephric ducts
  • ductus pronephricus
  • archinephric duct
homology notes
  • (...) in all craniates, the archinephric duct develops in embryogeny.[well established][VHOG]
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  • UBERON:0003060