mesoderm


me·so·derm

noun \ˈme-zə-ˌdərm, ˈmē-, -sə-\

Definition of MESODERM

:  the middle of the three primary germ layers of an embryo that is the source of many bodily tissues and structures (as bone, muscle, connective tissue, and dermis); broadly :  tissue derived from this germ layer
me·so·der·mal \ˌme-zə-ˈdər-məl, ˌmē-, -sə-\ adjective

Origin of MESODERM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1873

me·so·derm

noun \ˈmez-ə-ˌdərm, ˈmēz-, ˈmēs-, ˈmes-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MESODERM

: the middle of the three primary germ layers of an embryo that is the source especially of bone, muscle, connective tissue, and dermis; broadly : tissue derived from this germ layer
me·so·der·mal \ˌmez-ə-ˈdər-məl, ˌmēz-, ˌmēs-, ˌmes-\ also me·so·der·mic \-ˈdər-mik\ adjective
me·so·der·mal·ly \-ē\ adverb

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