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placode

[plak-ohd] /ˈplæk oʊd/
noun, Embryology
1.
a local thickening of the endoderm in the embryo, that usually constitutes the primordium of a specific structure or organ.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Greek plak- (stem of pláx) something flat, tablet + -ode1
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placode in Medicine

placode plac·ode (plāk'ōd')
n.
An area of thickening in the embryonic epithelial layer from which some organ or structure later develops.

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