neural crest definition

  • noun:
    • The the main ectoderm in a vertebrate embryo that lies on either region of the neural pipe and develops in to the cranial, spinal, and autonomic ganglia.
    • A strip of ectodermal material in the early vertebrate embryo inserted between your prospective neural plate as well as the epidermis.

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