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 Webster]


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  • 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

  • wolffian body — noun Usage: often capitalized W Etymology: wolffian (II) : mesonephros * * * Embryol. the mesonephros. [1835 45; named after Kaspar Friedrich WOLFF; see IAN] * * * Wolffian body noun The organ of excretion in the embryo, t …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wolffian body — Wolff·ian body .wu̇l fē ən n MESONEPHROS Wolff vȯlf Caspar Friedrich (1734 1794) German anatomist and embryologist. Wolff spent most of his career as a lecturer on anatomy at the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg, Russia. His primary… …   Medical dictionary

  • Wolffian body — Embryol. the mesonephros. [1835 45; named after Kaspar Friedrich WOLFF; see IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wolffian body — mesonephros …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Wolffian body — Wolff′ian bod′y n. dvl mesonephros • Etymology: 1835–45; after Kaspar Friedrich Wolff …   From formal English to slang

  • Wolffian body — /wʊlfiən ˈbɒdi/ (say woolfeeuhn bodee) noun Embryology → mesonephros. {named after Kaspar Friedrich Wolff, 1733–94, German anatomist and physiologist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Тело Вольфово (Wolffian Body) — см. Мезонефрос. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • 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

  • 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

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