noun \ˈsplaŋk-nə-ˌpl(ə)r\


: a layer of tissue that consists of the inner of the two layers into which the unsegmented sheet of mesoderm splits in the embryo of a craniate vertebrate together with the endoderm internal to it and that forms most of the walls and substance of the visceral organs—compare somatopleure
splanch·no·pleu·ric \ˌsplaŋk-nə-ˈplr-ik\ adjective

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