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that portion of the primordium of the pancreas that develops, together with the hepatic diverticulum, as a ventral pancreatic bud from the foregut endoderm.
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An outgrowth at the angle of the hepatic diverticulum and the embryonic gut that migrates and fuses with the dorsal pancreas. It forms the head of the definitive organ.
See also: pancreas
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