|Organs derived from ectoderm.|
The surface ectoderm (or external ectoderm forms the following structures:
- Skin(only epidermis;as dermis is derived from mesoderm) (along with glands, hair, nail (anatomy))
- Epithelium of the mouth and nasal cavity saliavary glands, and glands of mouth and nasal cavity
- Enamel (in teeth) - as a side note dentin and dental pulp are formed from ectomesenchyme which is derived from ectoderm (specifically neural crest cells and travels with mesenchmyal cells)
- Epithelium of pineal and pituitary glands
- Lens and cornea of the eye
- Apical ectodermal ridge inducing development of the limb buds of the embryo.
- Sensory receptors in epidermis
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