ultimobranchial body

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ultimobranchial body

[¦əl·tə·mō′braŋ·kē·əl ′bäd·ē]
(embryology)
One of the small, endocrine structures which originate as terminal outpocketings from each side of the embryonic vertebrate pharynx; can produce the hormone calcitonin.