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mesectoderm in Medicine

mesectoderm

(mĕz-ĕktə-dûrm′)
n.
  1. The part of the mesenchyme derived from ectoderm, especially from the embryonic neural crest from which the pigment cells, meninges, and most of the branchial cartilages develop.
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