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Rathke's pouch

[raht-kuh z] /ˈrɑt kəz/
noun, Embryology
1.
an invagination of stomodeal ectoderm developing into the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
Also called Rathke's pocket.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; named after Martin Heinrich Rathke (1793-1860), German anatomist
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