An external pocketing of pharyngeal ectoderm that contacts a region of endoderm (a pharyngeal pouch) and interdigitates in the anterior and posterior directions by the pharyngeal arches. [ ]

Synonyms: pharyngeal groove ectoderm

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Term information



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editor note

Note we use overlaps as the relationship to the arches

external ontology notes

EMAPA distinguishes between the groove ectoderm and epithelium, with the latter arising after the former

has broad synonym

pharyngeal groove

has narrow synonym

gill cleft

has related synonym

pharyngeal ectodermal cleft


branchial cleft

sulcus pharyngei

branchial groove

pharyngeal slit