from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The part of the ectoderm in a vertebrate embryo that lies on either side of the neural tube and develops into the cranial, spinal, and autonomic ganglia.
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- noun embryology A strip of
ectodermalmaterial in the early vertebrate embryoinserted between the prospective neural plateand the epidermis.
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