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pharyngeal 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. Unabridged
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pharyngeal pouches 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.

branchial pouch n.
See pharyngeal pouch.

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