Wolffian duct

noun (sometimes lowercase) Embryology.

a duct, draining the mesonephros of the embryo, that becomes the vas deferens in males and vestigial in females.

Origin of Wolffian duct

1875–80; named after K. F. Wolff; see -ian
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Medicine definitions for wolffian duct

wolffian duct


A duct in the embryo draining the mesonephric tubules, becoming the vas deferens in the male and forming vestigial structures in the female.mesonephric duct
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