mesoderm

noun

me·​so·​derm ˈme-zə-ˌdərm How to pronounce mesoderm (audio)
ˈmē-,
-sə- How to pronounce mesoderm (audio)
: 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
mesodermal
ˌme-zə-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce mesoderm (audio)
ˌmē-
-sə-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mesoderm was in 1873

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“Mesoderm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesoderm. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

mesoderm

noun
me·​so·​derm ˈmez-ə-ˌdərm How to pronounce mesoderm (audio) ˈmēz- How to pronounce mesoderm (audio)
ˈmēs-,
ˈmes-
: the middle layer of cells of an embryonic animal from which most of the muscular, skeletal, and connective tissues develop
also : tissue derived from this layer
mesodermal
ˌmez-ə-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce mesoderm (audio)
ˌmēz-
ˌmēs-
ˌmes-
adjective

Medical Definition

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-
: 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
mesodermal adjective
also mesodermic
mesodermally adverb

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