Having the functions of, or pertain i’g reproduction. R. Function, the pow-er and caal ity of begetting. R. Organs, the organs eniU in the procreation of offspring. R. Organs, D velopment of; the Primitive Kidneys or II $ Ducts or ducts of the pronephros, are the fu>t io, cation of the urinary and generative apparatus ‘i 1 fertilized ovum. They appear at the side of the vertebrae from the fifth to the last vertebra. ler’s Duct, parallel to the Wolffian duct, unite.- it to open into the uro-genital sinus, the otl er e opening into the abdominal cavity. The Miillen ducts become the Fallopian tubes, hydatid, uterus, i vagina, in the female, and in the male the lower p becomes the male uterus or vesiculn prostatica ami hydatid of Morgagni. The Wolffian body or nephros becomes in the female the parovarium of the uterus; while in the male there are prodiK from it the vasa effcrentia In > female the Wolffian ducts become the chief tub” the parovarium and the ducts of GSrtner; in the m they become the convoluted tubes of the epididymis, the vas deferens, and the vesiculae seminalis. See, also, Metanephros. R. System, in biology, all the organs directly or indirectly concerned in generation.
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