Term: pharyngeal pouch mesenchyme
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Name: pharyngeal pouch
Synonyms: pharyngeal pouches
Definition: Outpocketings of pharyngeal endoderm that interdigitate with the neural crest derived pharyngeal arches. The pouches later fuse with the surface ectoderm to form the gill slits.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001106]
Name: mesenchyme
Definition: A mesh-like cell arrangement, less compact than an epithelium.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000393]