neural fold


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neural fold

[′nu̇r·əl ′fōld]
(embryology)
Either of a pair of dorsal longitudinal folds of the neural plate which unite along the midline, forming the neural tube.
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Although the cells generally emerge after neural tube closure, emigration in some species is initiated from still-open neural folds prior to completion of neurulation, as is the case in anuran lissamphibians and mammals (for review, see Baker and Bronner-Fraser, 1997).
At approximately day 17 of gestation, the neural plate invaginates and the lateral portions thicken, forming the neural folds.
Its lateral edges soon elevate to form the neural folds (1).