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endoderm

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noun en·do·derm \ˈen-də-ˌdərm\

Definition of endoderm

  1. :  the innermost of the three primary germ layers of an embryo that is the source of the epithelium of the digestive tract and its derivatives and of the lower respiratory tract; also :  a tissue derived from this layer

endodermal play \ˌen-də-ˈdər-məl\ adjective


Origin of endoderm

French endoderme, from end- + Greek derma skin — more at derm-


First Known Use: 1861


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endoderm

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noun en·do·derm \ˈen-də-ˌdərm\

Medical Definition of endoderm

  1. :  the innermost of the three primary germ layers of an embryo that is the source of the epithelium of the digestive tract and its derivatives and of the lower respiratory tract; also :  a tissue that is derived from this germ layer

endodermal \ˌen-də-ˈdər-məl\play adjective



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