Wolffian
Wolffian Wolff"i*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered, or first described, by Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1733-1794), the founder of modern embryology. [1913 Webster]

{Wolffian body}, the mesonephros.

{Wolffian duct}, the duct from the Wolffian body. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wolffian — wolffián adj. m., pl. wolffiéni; f. sg. wolffiánă, pl. wolffiéne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • wolffian — Relating to or described by Kaspar Wolff. * * * wolf·fi·an (woolґfe ən) described by Kaspar Friedrich Wolff, as wolffian body (mesonephros), cyst, duct (mesonephric duct), and ridge (mesonephric ridge) …   Medical dictionary

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  • Wolffian — adj. of or pertaining to Kaspar Friedrich Wolff, discovered by Kaspar Friedrich Wolff …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Wolffian body — Wolffian Wolff i*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered, or first described, by Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1733 1794), the founder of modern embryology. [1913 Webster] {Wolffian body}, the mesonephros. {Wolffian duct}, the duct from the Wolffian body. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wolffian duct — Wolffian Wolff i*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered, or first described, by Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1733 1794), the founder of modern embryology. [1913 Webster] {Wolffian body}, the mesonephros. {Wolffian duct}, the duct from the Wolffian body. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wolffian duct — n the duct of the mesonephros that persists in the female chiefly as part of the epoophoron and in the male as the duct system leaving the testis and including the epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicle, and ejaculatory duct called also Leydig …   Medical dictionary

  • Wolffian body — [wool′fē ən, vôl′fē ən] n. [after K. F. Wolff (1733 94), Ger embryologist who described it] the transitory mesonephros of higher vertebrates that functions as a kidney in the embryo and is replaced by the adult kidney …   English World dictionary

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