dorsal lip

noun

Definition of dorsal lip

: the margin of the fold of blastula wall that delineates the dorsal limit of the blastopore, constitutes the primary organizer, and forms the point of origin of chordamesoderm

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1924

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dorsal lip

noun

medical Definition of dorsal lip

: the margin of the fold of blastula wall that delineates the dorsal limit of the blastopore, constitutes the primary organizer, and forms the point of origin of chordamesoderm

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