splanchnopleure

splanchnopleure

[splangk-nuh-ploor]
noun Embryology.
the double layer formed by the association of the lower layer of the lateral plate of mesoderm with the underlying entoderm, which develops into the embryonic viscera.
Compare somatopleure.


Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin splanchnopleura. See splanchno-, pleura

splanchnopleural, splanchnopleuric, adjective
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splanchnopleure splanch·no·pleure (splāngk'nə-plur')
n.
A layer of embryonic cells formed by association of part of the mesoderm with the endoderm and developing into the wall of the viscera.


splanch'no·pleur'ic adj.
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