Rathke's pouch

noun
Rath·​ke's pouch | \ ˈrät-kəz- How to pronounce Rathke's pouch (audio) \

Medical Definition of Rathke's pouch

: 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 23 Oct. 2020.

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