germ layer

noun

Definition of germ layer

: any of the three primary layers of cells differentiated in most embryos during and immediately following gastrulation

Examples of germ layer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also lost is the inner germ layer that's full of antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B and healthy fats. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of germ layer

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Germ layer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/germ%20layer. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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germ layer

noun

Medical Definition of germ layer

: any of the three primary layers of cells differentiated in most embryos during and immediately following gastrulation

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