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Related to Neural Plate: neural crest, notochord
neural plate[′nu̇r·əl ′plāt]
The thickened dorsal plate of ectoderm that differentiates into the neural tube.
(also medullary plate), the early rudiment of the central nervous system in chordate animals and in man. The underlying chordamesoderm induces the formation of the neural plate from the ectoderm.