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epiblast

[ ep-uh-blast ]
/ ˈɛp əˌblæst /
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noun Embryology.
the primordial outer layer of a young embryo before the segregation of the germ layers, capable of becoming the ectoderm and containing cells capable of becoming the mesoderm and endoderm.
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Origin of epiblast

First recorded in 1865–70; epi- + -blast

OTHER WORDS FROM epiblast

ep·i·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epiblast

epiblast
/ (ˈɛpɪˌblæst) /

noun
embryol the outermost layer of an embryo, which becomes the ectoderm at gastrulationAlso called: ectoblast

Derived forms of epiblast

epiblastic, adjective
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Medical definitions for epiblast

epiblast
[ ĕpə-blăst′ ]

n.
The outer layer of a blastula that gives rise to the ectoderm after gastrulation.

Other words from epiblast

ep′i•blastic adj.
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