In mammals, the pronephric duct is the predecessor of the Wolffian duct[WP]. [ ]

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Term information



plural term
pronephric ducts [ ZFA:0000150 ]


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]

external definition

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]

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]

has related synonym

ductus pronephricus

pronephric ducts

archinephric duct

homology notes

(...) in all craniates, the archinephric duct develops in embryogeny.[well established][VHOG]