fetal zone of adrenal cortex

fetal zone of adrenal cortex
the inner zone of the primordial adrenal cortex and that of the fetus and newborn; it begins involuting shortly after birth. See also definitive z. of adrenal cortex. Called also fetal adrenal cortex and provisional cortex.

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