pharyngeal pouch

noun

Medical Definition of pharyngeal pouch

: any of a series of evaginations of ectoderm on either side of the pharynx that meet the corresponding external furrows and give rise to the branchial clefts of the vertebrate embryo

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“Pharyngeal pouch.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pharyngeal%20pouch. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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