nasal pits

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na·sal pits

the paired depressions formed when the nasal placodes come to lie below the general external contour of the developing face as a result of the rapid growth of the adjacent nasal elevations; the pits are the primordia of the rostral portions of the nasal chambers.
Synonym(s): olfactory pits

na·sal pits

(nā'zăl pits)
The paired depressions formed when the nasal placodes come to lie below the general external contour of the developing face as a result of the rapid growth of the adjacent nasal elevations; the pits are the primordia of the rostral portions of the nasal chambers.

na·sal pits

(nā'zăl pits)
Paired depressions formed when nasal placodes come to lie below general external contour of developing face as a result of the rapid growth of the adjacent nasal elevations.
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In this case, the additional olfactory pit that formed was clearly smaller than the normal olfactory pits.
Who would have thought that such a delightful treasure trove of a book could have resulted from plumbing the depths of understanding of the olfactory pits inside the nose--once thought to be vestigial organs?