name: pre-tubular aggregate formation
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def: "The cell adhesion process in which mesenchyme cells adhere to one another in the initial stages of the formation of the pre-tubular aggregate, the earliest recognizable structure of the kidney." [GOC:mtg_kidney_jan10]
synonym: "mesenchymal cell condensation involved in renal vesicle formation" EXACT [GOC:mtg_kidney_jan10]
synonym: "nephron epithelium formation" RELATED [GOC:mtg_kidney_jan10]
is_a: GO:0098609 ! cell-cell adhesion
relationship: part_of: GO:0072033 ! renal vesicle formation
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