mesoblastic

mesoblast

[mez-uh-blast, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
noun Embryology.
1.
the mesoderm.
2.
the primordial middle layer of a young embryo before the segregation of the germ layers, capable of becoming the mesoderm.

Origin:
1855–60; meso- + -blast

mesoblastic, adjective
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mesoblast (ˈmɛsəʊˌblæst)
 
n
another name for mesoderm
 
meso'blastic
 
adj

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mesoblast mes·o·blast (měz'ə-blāst', měs'-)
n.
The middle germinal layer of an early embryo, consisting of undifferentiated cells destined to become the mesoderm.


mes'o·blas'tic adj.
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