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triploblastic

[trip-loh-blas-tik] /ˌtrɪp loʊˈblæs tɪk/
adjective, Zoology
1.
having three primary germ layers, as the embryos of vertebrates.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek tripló(os) threefold + blastikós budding. See tri-, -fold, -blast, -ic
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  • triploblastic relationships were examined in the light of molecular and morphological evidence.
  • Flatworms are the simplest triploblastic animals with organs.
British Dictionary definitions for triploblastic

triploblastic

/ˌtrɪpləʊˈblæstɪk/
adjective
1.
(of all multicellular animals except coelenterates) having a body developed from all three germ layers Compare diploblastic
Word Origin
C19: from triplo- threefold (from Greek triploos) + -blast
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