Nasal placode

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Nasal placode
Latin placoda nasalis, placoda olfactoria
Gives rise to olfactory epithelium
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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  1. ^ hednk-027 — Embryo Images at University of North Carolina

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.