neural plate

noun

Definition of neural plate 

: a thickened plate of ectoderm along the dorsal midline of the early vertebrate embryo that gives rise to the neural tube and neural crests

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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neural plate

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Medical Definition of neural plate 

: a thickened plate of ectoderm along the dorsal midline of the early vertebrate embryo that gives rise to the neural tube and crests

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