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We have 5 senses. So the derivatives of surface ectoderm are according to that

1. Touch: Epidermis

2. Vision: lens and retina

3. Smell: olfactory epithelium

4. Taste: Oral Cavity Epithelium

5. Hearing: sensory organs of ear

Finally we also have 3 Glands - Salivary gland, Sweat Gland and Mammary Gland!

Last but not the Least Adenohypophysis.. this one just muggup!!
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my Professor said, anything that has contact with external environment is derived from the ectoderm . .and obviously master gland . . .
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