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notochordal plate[¦nōd·ə¦kord·əl ′plāt]
A plate of cells representing the root of the head process of the embryo after the embryo becomes vesiculated.
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SNCs, rare congenital lesions , may result from inappropriate separation of the embryonic notochordal plate
and presumptive endoderm during the third week of embryogenesis, as generally believed .
The notochordal plate
is interposed between the foregut and the neuroectoderm during the 3rd week of embryonic life.
These pre-notochordal cells intercalate with underlying hypoblast so that, for a short time a double layered plate called notochordal plate
is found in the midline of the embryo.