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hypoblast

[ hahy-puh-blast ]
/ ˈhaɪ pəˌblæst /
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noun Embryology.
the endoderm.
the cells entering into the inner layer of a young gastrula, capable of becoming endoderm and, to a certain extent, mesoderm.
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Origin of hypoblast

First recorded in 1820–30; hypo- + -blast

OTHER WORDS FROM hypoblast

hy·po·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypoblast

hypoblast
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌblæst) /

noun
Also called: endoblast embryol the inner layer of an embryo at an early stage of development that becomes the endoderm at gastrulation
a less common name for endoderm

Derived forms of hypoblast

hypoblastic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hypoblast

hypoblast
[ hīpə-blăst′ ]

n.
endoderm

Other words from hypoblast

hy′po•blastic adj.
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