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Head and Heart

4 weeks, 4 days

From The Biology of Prenatal Development.Buy Now

Note:

The beginnings of the mouth and facial bones are already in position.

Label Key:

  • 1. 1st pharyngeal arch (maxillary process)
  • 2. midbrain
  • 3. 1st pharyngeal arch (mandibular process)
  • 4. placental vessel
  • 5. forebrain
  • 6. chest wall
  • 7. area of future mouth (stomodeum)
  • 8. heart
  • 9. 2nd pharyngeal arch

All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
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