mesectoderm

noun
mes·ec·to·derm | \ ˌmez-ˈek-tə-ˌdərm , ˌmēz- , ˌmēs- , ˌmes- \

Medical Definition of mesectoderm 

: the part of the mesenchyme derived from ectoderm especially of the neural crest that gives rise to pigment cells, the meninges, and most of the branchial cartilages

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