Primitive palate

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Primitive palate
Primitive palate of a human embryo of thirty-seven to thirty-eight days.
Gray's subject #13 70
Dorlands/Elsevier p_02/12607345

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By the fusion of the maxillary and nasal processes in the roof of the stomodeum the primitive palate (or primary palate[1]) is formed, and the olfactory pits extend backward above it.


This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. Primary palate gives rise to the pre-maxilla. (gladwell et al.)