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  • Definition: A kidney that develops from the middle and posterior portions of the nephrogenic region of vertebrates and is drained by the Wolffian duct or accessory ducts. Functional kidney of most adult anamniotes (fishes and amphibians). Adj., opisthonephric.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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