Primitive pit

Primitive pit

Surface view of embryo of Hylobates concolor. The amnion has been opened to expose the embryonic disk. (Primitive pit not labeled, but region is visible.)

Anatomical terminology

The primitive pit is a depression in the center of the primitive knot, connecting to the notochord. It consists of part of the primitive streak.


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