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Gonadal ridge

gonadal ridge n.
An elevation of thickened mesothelium and underlying mesenchyme on the ventromedial border of the embryonic mesonephros in which the primordial germ cells become embedded and establish it as the primordium of the testis or the ovary. Also called genital ridge.


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