Rathke's pouch


Rath·​ke's pouch ˈrät-kəz- How to pronounce Rathke's pouch (audio)
: a pouch of ectoderm that grows out from the upper surface of the embryonic stomodeum and gives rise to the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland

called also Rathke's pocket

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“Rathke's pouch.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Rathke%27s%20pouch. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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