genital ridge
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In embryology, thickenings of the viseral (splanchnic) wall of the mesoderm in the abdominal region of the body in which the gonadal rudiments lie.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • genital ridge — noun : a ridge of embryonic mesoblast developing from the wolffian body and giving rise to the gonad on either side of the body * * * the area in the vertebrate embryo that develops into ovaries in the female and testes in the male …   Useful english dictionary

  • genital ridge — the area in the vertebrate embryo that develops into ovaries in the female and testes in the male. * * * …   Universalium

  • genital pleurae — see genital ridge …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ridge — 1. A (usually rough) linear elevation. SEE ALSO: crest. 2. In dentistry, any linear elevation on the surface of a tooth. 3. The remainder of the alveolar process and its soft …   Medical dictionary

  • genital fold — gonadal ridge …   Medical dictionary

  • Gonadal ridge — Infobox Embryology Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 252 GrayPage = 1207 Caption = Section of the fold in the mesonephros of a chick embryo of the fourth day. ( Genital ridge labeled at left.) Caption2 = System = CarnegieStage = Precursor =… …   Wikipedia

  • gonadal ridge — an elevation of thickened mesothelium and underlying mesenchyme on the ventromedial border of the embryonic mesonephros; the primordial germ cells become embedded in it, establishing it as the primordium of the ovary or testis. Called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • urinogenital ridge — |yu̇rənō+... noun Etymology: urinogenital from urin + genital : a pair of dorsolateral mesodermal ridges in the vertebrate embryo out of which the urogenital organs are developed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Development of the reproductive system — The development of the reproductive system is a part of prenatal development, and concerns the sex organs. It is a part of the stages of sexual differentiation. Because its location to a large extent overlaps the urinary system, the development… …   Wikipedia

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