metanephric(redirected from Metanephric diverticulum)
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The third and final excretory organ that develops in a vertebrate embryo. In birds, reptiles, and mammals it replaces the mesonephros as the functional excretory organ and develops into the adult kidney.
[meta- + Greek nephros, kidney.]
met′a·neph′ric (-rĭk) adj.
(Physiology) relating to the metanephros