neural groove


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neural groove

[′nu̇r·əl ′grüv]
(embryology)
A longitudinal groove between the neural folds of the vertebrate embryo before the neural tube is completed.
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5] Although there are many theories about histogenesis, such as teratoma and metaplasia, the most likely explanation of epidermoid cysts throughout the body is an early intrauterine abnormal closure of neural groove or epithelial fusion lines.
5, when the dorsal ectoderm has thickened along the anteroposterior axis of the embryo and a shallow neural groove appears in the midline.