buccopharyngeal membrane

noun

Medical Definition of buccopharyngeal membrane

: a membrane in an early embryo that is composed of ectoderm and endoderm and separates the foregut from the stomodeum

called also oral membrane, oral plate, oropharyngeal membrane

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