Hepatic diverticulum

Hepatic diverticulum

Liver with the septum transversum. Human embryo 3 mm. long.
Gives rise to liver
Latin diverticulum hepaticum
Code TE E5.

Anatomical terminology

For use of the term in molluscs refer to Diverticulum (mollusc)

The hepatic diverticulum (or liver bud) is a primordial cellular extension of the embryonic foregut endoderm that gives rise to the parenchyma of the liver.[1]


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