[ raht-kuh z ]
/ ˈrɑt kəz /
an invagination of stomodeal ectoderm developing into the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
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Origin of Rathke's pouch
1940–45; named after Martin Heinrich Rathke (1793–1860), German anatomist
Also called Rathke's pocket.
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