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pharyngeal pouch

noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The middle ear and auditory tube are developed from the first pharyngeal pouch.
pharyngeal pouch in Medicine

pharyngeal pouch n.
Any of the paired evaginations of embryonic pharyngeal endoderm that give rise to epithelial tissues and organs such as the thymus and thyroid glands. Also called branchial pouch.

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