External: The trunk has begun to elongate and straighten slightly, with the result that the head no longer forms a right angle with the line of the back of the embryo. The limbs extend nearly directly forward; The toe rays are more prominent, but interdigital notches have not yet appeared in the rim of the foot plate. all four limb buds are usually visible; the optic vesicle is closed; the lens disc is generally not yet indented.
Internal: Septum primum and foramen primum appear in the heart; right and left lung buds are recognizable, and the trachea begins its development; retinal and lens discs appear; the endolymphatic appendage becomes distinguishable by the end of the stage.
Developmental Stages in Human Embryos by Ronan O'Rahilly and Fabiola Müller.
Published by Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication 637. 1987.
Stage 19 (PDF 1.5 MB)
QUESTION: What has altered the appearance of the external ear?