mesoderm

noun
me·​so·​derm | \ ˈme-zə-ˌdərm How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) , ˈmē-, -sə- How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) \

Definition of mesoderm

: the middle of the three primary germ layers of an embryo that is the source of many bodily tissues and structures (such as bone, muscle, connective tissue, and dermis) broadly : tissue derived from this germ layer

Other Words from mesoderm

mesodermal \ ˌme-​zə-​ˈdər-​məl How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) , ˌmē-​ , -​sə-​ \ adjective

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Mesoderm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesoderm. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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mesoderm

noun
me·​so·​derm | \ ˈmez-ə-ˌdərm How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) , ˈmēz- How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) , ˈmēs- How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) , ˈmes- \

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

Other Words from mesoderm

mesodermal \ ˌmez-​ə-​ˈdər-​məl How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) , ˌmēz-​ How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) , ˌmēs-​ , ˌmes-​ \ also mesodermic \ -​ˈdər-​mik How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) \ adjective
mesodermally \ -​ē How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) \ adverb

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