floor plate

[ flôr ]

n.

The thin ventral portion of the embryonic neural tube that merges with the basal portion of the lateral plates.ventral plate
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Examples from the Web for floor plate

  • On the floor-plate lay the two men, insensible and covered with blood and coal-dust.

    The Iron Horse|R.M. Ballantyne
  • Then he pulled up a floor-plate and looked at the filthy mass of coagulated grease that had drained from the engine-room.

    Thrice Armed|Harold Bindloss