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pro•neph•ros



Pronunciation: (prō-nef'ros, -rus), [key]
n.,
pl. -roiPronunciation: (-roi), [key] -raPronunciation: (-ru). [key]
Embryol.
one of the three embryonic excretory organs of vertebrates, which becomes the functional kidney of certain primitive fishes. Cf. mesonephros, metanephros.

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