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ectoderm

ec·to·derm

ectoderm

 
pronunciation:
ek t duhrm
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part of speech: noun
definition: an animal embryo's outermost layer of cells, from which the skin, nervous system, and sense organs develop.
derivations: ectodermal (adj.), ectodermic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word ectoderm contains the following parts:
derm, derma, dermat, dermato Greek root that means skin
ec, ect, ecto Greek root that means out, outside
synonyms:
ex-, exo-, extr-, extra-, exter-