[ en-duh-durm ]
/ ˈɛn dəˌdɜrm /
Also called endoblast. Embryology. the innermost cell layer of the embryo in its gastrula stage.
Anatomy. the innermost body tissue that derives from this layer, as the gut lining.
Related formsen·do·der·mal, en·do·der·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endodermic
/ (ˈɛndəʊˌdɜːm) /
Derived Formsendodermal, endodermic, entodermal or entodermic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for endodermic
[ ĕn′də-dûrm′ ]
The innermost of the three primary germ layers of an embryo, developing into the gastrointestinal tract, the lungs, and associated structures.hypoblast
Related formsen′do•der′mal adj.
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Science definitions for endodermic
[ ĕn′də-dûrm′ ]
The innermost of the primary germ layers of an animal embryo. In vertebrates, the endoderm gives rise to the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract (except mouth and anus), glands associated with the gastrointestinal tract, bladder, and urethra. Compare ectoderm mesoderm.
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