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Medical Term:

parietal plate


  1. the outer of the two layers of the lateral plate mesoderm, which becomes associated with the ectoderm; the ectoderm and parietal plate mesoderm together constitute the somatopleure;
  2. the lamina of the ethmoid bone that forms part of the nasal septum.
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