epithelial plug


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plug

 [plug]
an obstructing mass.
epithelial plug mass of ectodermal cells that temporarily closes the external naris of the fetus.
mucous plug
1. a plug formed by secretions of mucous glands of the cervix uteri and closing the cervical canal during pregnancy.
2. abnormally thick mucus occluding the bronchi and bronchioles, as in asthma or bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

ep·i·the·li·al plug

a mass of epithelial cells temporarily occluding an embryonic opening; the term is most commonly used with reference to the external nares of the fetus.

ep·i·the·li·al plug

(ep'i-thē'lē-ăl plŭg)
A mass of epithelial cells temporarily occluding an embryonic opening; the term is most commonly used with reference to the external nares.

plug

an obstructing mass.

epithelial plug
mass of ectodermal cells that temporarily closes the external naris of the fetus.
mucous plug
a plug formed by secretions of mucous glands, of the cervix uteri and closing the cervical canal during pregnancy.
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