Definition of metanephros in English:

metanephros

Pronunciation /ˌmɛtəˈnɛfrɒs/

noun

Embryology
  • The most caudal and latest-developing part of the nephrogenic tissue of vertebrate embryos, which becomes the permanent kidney in amniotes. Compare mesonephros , pronephros .

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ray Lankester (1847–1929), zoologist. From meta- + ancient Greek νεϕρός kidney, after German Metanephron.