nasal pits

(redirected from Olfactory pits)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
In this case, the additional olfactory pit that formed was clearly smaller than the normal olfactory pits.
By its nose: Water flows in through one of two olfactory pits (nostrils not connected to the throat) and flows out the other.
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?