adenohypophysial pouch

adenohypophysial pouch
Rathke p.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Rathke pouch — a diverticulum from the ectodermal roof of the stomodeum of the embryo that lies adjacent to the floor of the diencephalon; from it the adenohypophysis is developed. Its lumen persists in adults as small colloid filled cysts and clefts at the… …   Medical dictionary

  • pharyngeal hypophysis — hypophysis pharyngealis [TA] a small median residual collection of adenohypophysial glandular tissue in the mucoperiosteum of the roof of the nasopharynx; it develops from the Rathke pouch in the embryo. Called also pharyngeal pituitary …   Medical dictionary

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