ectomere

noun
ec·​to·​mere | \ ˈek-tə-ˌmi(ə)r How to pronounce ectomere (audio) \

Medical Definition of ectomere

: a blastomere destined to form ectoderm

Other Words from ectomere

ectomeric \ ˌek-​tə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce ectomere (audio) , -​ˈmi(ə)r-​ How to pronounce ectomere (audio) \ adjective

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“Ectomere.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ectomere. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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