Skip to Content
Medical Term:

epipharyngeal placodes


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

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.