Muscular duct that propels urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder, or related organs. [ ]

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim, major_organ

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external definition

The duct of amniotes that carries urine from a metanephric kidney to the urinary bladder. [Bemis_WE, Functional_Anatomy_of_the_Vertebrates:_An_Evolutionary_Perspective, Glossary_G-29, Grande_L, Liem_KF, Third_Edition_(2001)_Orlando_Fla.:_Harcourt_College_Publishers, Walker_WF][VHOG]

Anatomical structure consisting of long narrow duct which carries urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder.[AAO]

has related synonym

metanephric duct

has relational adjective



homology notes

The first embryonic hint of a metanephros is the formation of the metanephric duct that appears as a ureteric diverticulum arising at the base of preexisting mesonephric duct. The ureteric diverticulum grows dorsally into the posterior region of the nephric ridge. Here it enlarges and stimulates the growth of metanephric tubules that come to make up the metanephric kidney. The metanephros becomes the adult kidney of amniotes, and the metanephric duct is usually called the ureter.[well established][VHOG]



structure notes

in humans, consists of adventitial, muscular and mucoa layers