[mez-uh-blast, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
- the mesoderm.
- the primordial middle layer of a young embryo before the segregation of the germ layers, capable of becoming the mesoderm.
Origin of mesoblast
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The first of these forms the hypoblast, and the latter the mesoblast.
The mesoblast of the tail has not as yet undergone this segmentation.
The mass of the mesoblast at the base of the brain has again increased.
The outer of these is the epiblast, the inner the mesoblast.
The mesoblast is attached in the median line to the epiblast.
- another name for mesoderm
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- The middle germinal layer of an early embryo, consisting of undifferentiated cells destined to become the mesoderm.
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