metanephric, adj.
/met'euh nef"ros/, n., pl. metanephroi /-roy/. Embryol.
one of the three embryonic excretory organs of higher vertebrates, becoming the permanent and functional kidney. Cf. mesonephros, pronephros.
[1875-80; < NL < Gk meta- META- + nephrós kidney]

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      permanent kidney in reptiles, birds, and mammals, developing by the 10th week in human embryos from the lower part of the Wolffian duct, and replacing the embryonic structure called the mesonephros. It consists of a compact, paired organ containing many nephrons; a ureter separate from the Wolffian duct leads from the metanephros to the bladder.

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