olfactory pit

noun

Medical Definition of olfactory pit

: a depression on the head of an embryo that becomes converted into a nasal passage

called also nasal sac

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“Olfactory pit.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/olfactory%20pit. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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