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germ layer

noun
1.
one of the three primary embryonic cell layers.
Origin of germ layer
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • Remak is the second great name in the history of the germ-layer theory.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • He it was who introduced the terms "Keimhaut" (blastoderm) and "Keimblatt" (germ-layer).

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • In his germ-layer theory Remak's standpoint is histological 212rather than morphological.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • He used the germ-layer theory to prove the essential unity of type of all the Triploblastica.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • If the germ-layer theory is no longer credited, upon what fundamental laws is embryology based?

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell
  • In this manner the foundations of the germ-layer theory were established in their modern form.

British Dictionary definitions for germ-layer

germ layer

noun
1.
(embryol) any of the three layers of cells formed during gastrulation See ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm
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germ-layer in Medicine

germ layer n.
Any of the three primary cellular layers, the ectoderm, endoderm, or mesoderm, into which most animal embryos differentiate and from which the organs and tissues of the body develop.

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germ-layer in Science
germ layer  
Any of three cellular layers, the ectoderm, endoderm, or mesoderm, into which most animal embryos differentiate in the gastrula stage and from which the organs and tissues of the body develop through further differentiation.
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