alar plate of neural tube

a·lar lam·i·na of neu·ral tube

the posterior (dorsal) division of the lateral walls of the neural tube in the embryo; it gives rise to neurons relaying afferent impulses to higher centers; in the adult such neurons compose the sensory nuclei of the spinal cord and brainstem.
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a·lar plate of neu·ral tube

(ā'lăr plāt nūr'ăl tūb)
The dorsal division of the lateral walls of the neural tube.
Synonym(s): alar lamina of neural tube.
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