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metanephros

[met-uh-nef-ros]
noun, plural metanephroi [met-uh-nef-roi] . Embryology.
one of the three embryonic excretory organs of higher vertebrates, becoming the permanent and functional kidney.


Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek meta- meta- + nephrós kidney

metanephric, adjective
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metanephros (ˌmɛtəˈnɛfrɒs)
 
n , pl -roi
pronephros See also mesonephros the last-formed posterior part of the embryonic kidney in reptiles, birds, and mammals, which remains functional in the adult
 
[C19: New Latin, from meta- + Greek nephros kidney]

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metanephros met·a·neph·ros (mět'ə-něf'rəs, -rŏs')
n. pl. met·a·neph·roi (-roi')
The third and final excretory organ that develops in a vertebrate embryo. In birds, reptiles, and mammals it replaces the mesonephros as the functional excretory organ and develops into the adult kidney.


met'a·neph'ric (-rĭk) adj.
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