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diploblastic

[ dip-luh-blas-tik ]

adjective

  1. having two germ layers, the ectoderm and endoderm, as the embryos of sponges and coelenterates.


diploblastic

/ ˌdɪpləʊˈblæstɪk /

adjective

  1. (of jellyfish, corals, and other coelenterates) having a body developed from only two germ layers (ectoderm and endoderm) Compare triploblastic


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Word History and Origins

Origin of diploblastic1

First recorded in 1880–85; diplo- + -blast + -ic

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Example Sentences

A diploblastic condition of the organism preceded, as we have seen, the triploblastic.

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