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ectoblast

[ ek-tuh-blast ]

noun

, Embryology.
  1. the ectoderm.


ectoblast

/ ˈɛktəʊˌblæst /

noun

  1. another name for ectoderm epiblast


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Derived Forms

  • ˌectoˈblastic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • ecto·blastic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ectoblast1

First recorded in 1860–65; ecto- + -blast
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Example Sentences

Ectoblast: the outer wall of a cell; the ectoderm or epiblast.

This fold springs from the ectoblast or external series of cells in the embryo.

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