- a depression in the ectoderm of the anal region of a young embryo, which develops into part of the anal canal.
Origin of proctodeum
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- Of or relating to the proctodeum.
- An inward fold on the surface of the embryonic ectoderm that develops into part of the anal passage.anal pit
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