neural plate

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neural plate was in 1885

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“Neural plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neural%20plate. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

neural plate

noun
: 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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