endodermal

endoderm

[en-duh-durm]
noun
1.
Also called endoblast. Embryology. the innermost cell layer of the embryo in its gastrula stage.
2.
Anatomy. the innermost body tissue that derives from this layer, as the gut lining.
Also, entoderm.


Origin:
1825–35; < French endoderme; see endo-, -derm

endodermal, endodermic, adjective
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endoderm or entoderm (ˈɛndəʊˌdɜːm)
 
n
ectoderm See also mesoderm the inner germ layer of an animal embryo, which gives rise to the lining of the digestive and respiratory tracts
 
entoderm or entoderm
 
n
 
endo'dermal or entoderm
 
adj
 
endo'dermic or entoderm
 
adj
 
ento'dermal or entoderm
 
adj
 
ento'dermic or entoderm
 
adj

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endoderm
1835, from endo- + derm.
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endoderm en·do·derm (ěn'də-dûrm') or en·to·derm (ěn'tə-)
n.
The innermost of the three primary germ layers of an embryo, developing into the gastrointestinal tract, the lungs, and associated structures. Also called hypoblast.


en'do·der'mal adj.
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endoderm  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ěn'də-dûrm')  Pronunciation Key 
The innermost of the primary germ layers of an animal embryo. In vertebrates, the endoderm gives rise to the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract (except mouth and anus), glands associated with the gastrointestinal tract, bladder, and urethra. Compare ectoderm, mesoderm.

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