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allantoic diverticulum


Definition: an endoderm-lined outpouching of the hindgut representing the primordium of the allantois; in most amniotes, it grows into the extraembryonic celom; in humans it is an outpouching of the dorsal wall of the yolk sac; the distal part of the allantoic lumen is rudimentary, not extending beyond the body stalk; it becomes the urachus and remain as the median umbilical ligament.

Synonym(s): allantoenteric diverticulum

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