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Prechordal plate

Definition
noun
(embryology) A thickening comprised of endodermal cells, rostral to the notochord
Supplement
The prechordal plate:

  • lies in the region between the notochord and oral plate
  • forms the pharyngeal membrane
  • marks the future site of the mouth of the embryo

Synonym(s):

  • prochordal plate


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