branchial pouch

branchial pouch

noun Embryology.
one of a series of rudimentary outcroppings of the inner pharyngeal wall, corresponding to the branchial grooves on the surface.
Also called gill pouch, pharyngeal pouch.
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branchial pouch n.
See pharyngeal pouch.

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