Olfactory pit

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Olfactory pit
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Head end of human embryo, about the end of the fourth week.
Gray's subject #13 68
Dorlands/Elsevier p_21/12642855

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


By the upgrowth of the surrounding parts the olfactory areas are converted into pits, the olfactory pits, which indent the fronto-nasal process and divide it into a medial and two lateral nasal processes.

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