Medical Definition of Craniopharyngeal canal

1. A tubular outgrowth of ectoderm from the stomodeum of the embryo; it grows dorsad toward the infundibular process of the diencephalon, around which it forms a cup-like mass, giving rise to the pars distalis and pars juxtaneuralis of the hypophysis. Synonym: craniopharyngeal canal, hypophyseal pouch, Rathke's diverticulum, Rathke's pocket, Rathke's pouch. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Craniopharyngeal Canal

craniometaphysial dysplasia
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craniopagus occipitalis
craniopagus parasiticus
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craniopharyngeal canal (current term)
craniopharyngeal duct
craniopharyngioma
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craniosacral system
craniosclerosis
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