auditory placode

noun

Medical Definition of auditory placode

: either of the anterior lateral areas of ectoderm that invaginate and sink beneath the body surface to form the inner ear structures of vertebrate embryos

called also otic placode

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“Auditory placode.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/auditory%20placode. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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