Ureteric bud

The ureteric bud (also known as the metanephrogenic diverticulum) is a protrusion of the mesonephric duct that appears during the embryological development of urogenital organs. It will eventually form the urinary collecting system (i.e. collecting tubes, calyces, renal pelvis, ureter) of the kidney.

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rID: 34801
System: Urogenital
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • metanephrogenic diverticulum

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