mesectoderm

noun

mes·​ec·​to·​derm ˌmez-ˈek-tə-ˌdərm How to pronounce mesectoderm (audio) ˌmēz- How to pronounce mesectoderm (audio)
ˌmēs-,
ˌmes-
: 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
mesectodermal
-ˌek-tə-ˈdər-məl
adjective
or mesectodermic

Dictionary Entries Near mesectoderm

Cite this Entry

“Mesectoderm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mesectoderm. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!