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floor plate

floor plate in Medicine

floor plate n.
The thin ventral portion of the embryonic neural tube that merges with the basal portion of the lateral plates. Also called ventral plate.

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  • The Chief, blinded by his lantern, had stumbled into the pit where a floor plate had been lifted.

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