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

Medical Definition of mesectoderm

  1. :  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


\-ˌek-tə-ˈdər-məl\ or


\-ˈdər-mik\play adjective

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