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Medical Term:

epipharyngeal placodes


Definition: ectodermal thickenings associated with the more dorsal parts of the embryonic pharyngeal arches; their cells contribute to formation of the cranial ganglia, including those of nerves V, VII, IX, and X.

Synonym(s): epibranchial placodes

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