olfactory placode

noun

Medical Definition of olfactory placode

: a thick plate of cells derived from the neural ectoderm in the head region of the vertebrate embryo and developing into the olfactory region of the nasal cavity

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“Olfactory placode.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/olfactory%20placode. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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