Medical Definition of Olfactory pits

1. The paired depressions formed when the nasal placodes come to lie below the general external contour of the developing face as a result of the rapid growth of the adjacent nasal elevations; the pit's are the primordia of the rostral portions of the nasal chambers. Synonym: olfactory pits. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olfactory Pits

olfactory groove
olfactory hallucination
olfactory hyperesthesia
olfactory hypesthesia
olfactory membrane
olfactory modality
olfactory mucosa
olfactory nerve
olfactory nerves
olfactory neuroblastoma
olfactory neurons
olfactory organ
olfactory pathways
olfactory peduncle
olfactory perception
olfactory pits (current term)
olfactory placodes
olfactory property
olfactory pyramid
olfactory receptor cells
olfactory receptor neurons
olfactory region of tunica mucosa of nose
olfactory roots
olfactory sensation
olfactory striae
olfactory sulcus
olfactory sulcus of nasal cavity
olfactory tract
olfactory trigone
olfactory tubercle

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