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Medical Term:

prechordal plate


a small area immediately rostral to the cephalic tip of the notochord where ectoderm and endoderm are in contact; when turned under the growing head, it forms the buccopharyngeal membrane.

Synonym(s): prochordal plate

See Also: oral plate

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