- the double layer formed by the association of the lower layer of the lateral plate of mesoderm with the underlying entoderm, which develops into the embryonic viscera.
Origin of splanchnopleure
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Between the two limbs, and closely adjoining the splanchnopleure, is seen the heart (ht).
The splanchnopleure also envelops it, so that, morphologically speaking, the yolk lies within the mesenteron.
The heart is undoubtedly formed out of the mesoblast of the splanchnopleure only.
At the junction of somatopleure and splanchnopleure they are more rounded than elsewhere.
It shews the formation of the heart (ht) as a cavity between the splanchnopleure and the wall of the throat.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4)
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- A layer of embryonic cells formed by association of part of the mesoderm with the endoderm and developing into the wall of the viscera.
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