caudal eminence


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caudal eminence

the rapidly proliferating mass of cells in the form of a taillike prominence found at the caudal extremity of the embryo; remnant of the primitive node.
Synonym(s): end bud, tail bud, tailbud

caudal eminence

a tail-like eminence produced by a proliferating mass of mesodermal cells at the caudal end of the early vertebrate embryo. It is the remnant of the primitive node and the precursor of hindgut, adjacent notochord and somites, and the caudal part of the spinal cord. Also called end or tail bud.

cau·dal em·i·nence

(kaw'dăl em'i-nĕns)
The taillike caudal end of the embryo; it does not, however, form a tail in human embryos.
Synonym(s): end bud, tail bud.