neural tube


neural tube

noun

Definition of NEURAL TUBE

:  the hollow longitudinal dorsal tube formed by infolding and subsequent fusion of the opposite ectodermal folds in the vertebrate embryo that gives rise to the brain and spinal cord

First Known Use of NEURAL TUBE

1888

neural tube

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NEURAL TUBE

: the hollow longitudinal dorsal tube that is formed by infolding and subsequent fusion of the opposite ectodermal folds in the vertebrate embryo and gives rise to the brain and spinal cord

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