plural noun

often capitalized
: animals having three germ layers
used when these are held to form a natural group comprising the worms and all higher forms

Word History


New Latin, from tripl- + Greek blastika, plural of blastikos budding, from blast- + -ikos -ic

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“Triploblastica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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