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epiblast

ep·i·blast

epiblast

 
pronunciation:
e p blaest
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the outer layer of cells of a developing embryo that later becomes the ectoderm, but that also contains cells capable of becoming the mesoderm or endoderm.
definition 2: see ectoderm.
derivation: epiblastic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word epiblast contains the following parts:
blast, blasto Greek root that means bud, generative cell