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primordial gut

 

Definition: a flat sheet of intraembryonic endoderm that will change into a tubular gut due to the folding of embryonic body—head, tail, and lateral body folds.

Synonym(s): archenteron, celenteron, endodermal canal, primitive gut, subgerminal cavity

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