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Wolffian duct

noun, (sometimes lowercase) Embryology
1.
a duct, draining the mesonephros of the embryo, that becomes the vas deferens in males and vestigial in females.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; named after K. F. Wolff; see -ian
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wolffian duct n.
A duct in the embryo draining the mesonephric tubules, becoming the vas deferens in the male and forming vestigial structures in the female. Also called mesonephric duct.

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