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Anatomy Term: adenohypophyseal placode

XAO ID: 0004208

Synonyms: pituitary placode

Definition: "The small pre-placodal ectoderm area that develops at the midline of the anterior neural ridge, abutting the anterior neural plate, and invaginates to form Rathke's pouch, which in turn forms the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and gives rise to the endocrine secretory cells of the pituitary."

Stage Range: NF stage 17 to NF stage 39

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Anatomy Item Stage Range
hypophysis NF stage 40 to death

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