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(rätkə)Martin Heinrich 1793-1860
  1. German biologist who discovered gill slits and branchial arches in bird and mammal embryos.
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Historical Examples

  • The clavicle is stated by Rathke to be at first continuous with the coraco-scapular plate.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • The succeeding changes have been somewhat differently described by Klliker and Rathke.

  • Mr. Newport has described the course of this concentration in insects; and by Rathke it has been traced in crustaceans.

  • Later in the same year Rathke discovered gill-slits in the chick, in this case finding only three.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • In this paper he confirmed Rathke's discovery, and described the slits and arches in the dog and the chick.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell