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buccopharyngeal membrane


Definition: a bilaminar (ectoderm and endoderm) membrane derived from the prechordal plate; after the embryonic head fold has evolved it lies at the caudal limit of the stomodeum.

Synonym(s): oral membrane, oropharyngeal membrane

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