Nasal placode

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Nasal placode
Gives rise to olfactory epithelium
Latin placoda nasalis, placoda olfactoria
Code TE E5.
Anatomical terminology

The nasal placode (or olfactory placode[1]) gives rise to the olfactory epithelium of the nose.

The terms "nasal sac" or "nasal pit" are sometimes used to describe an intermediate structure arising between the placode and epithelium chronologically.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ hednk-027—Embryo Images at University of North Carolina

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