(comparative more metanephric, superlative most metanephric)
- (embryology) Of or pertaining to the metanephros.
Variant of metanephros
the excretory organ lying behind the mesonephros in an embryo, which in mammals, reptiles, and birds develops into the permanent, or adult, kidney
Origin of metanephrosModern Latin ; from meta- + Classical Greek nephros, kidney: see nephro-