lateral plate

noun

Medical Definition of lateral plate

: an unsegmented sheet of mesoderm on each side of the vertebrate embryo from which the coelom and its linings develop

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“Lateral plate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lateral%20plate. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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