|Latin||gemma ureterica; diverticulum metanephricum|
|Gives rise to||part of kidney (calyx, collecting duct, renal pelvis, ureter)|
The ureteric bud, also known as the metanephrogenic diverticulum, is a protrusion from the mesonephric duct during the development of the urinary and reproductive organs. It later develops into a conduit for urine drainage from the kidneys, which, in contrast, originate from the metanephric blastema.
It is also sometimes called the "mesonephric diverticulum".
- genital-017 — Embryo Images at University of North Carolina
- ucsf.edu - see "Early Kidney Development"
- Diagram at Nature.com