visceral-groove

visceral groove

noun
Embryology, branchial groove.
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branchial groove

noun Embryology.
one of a series of rudimentary depressions on the surface of the embryo between adjacent branchial arches, homologous to the branchial clefts of gill-breathing ancestral forms.
Also called visceral groove.
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