mesoblast

[ mez-uh-blast, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˈmɛz əˌblæst, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə- /

noun Embryology.

the mesoderm.
the primordial middle layer of a young embryo before the segregation of the germ layers, capable of becoming the mesoderm.

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Origin of mesoblast

First recorded in 1855–60; meso- + -blast

OTHER WORDS FROM mesoblast

mes·o·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mesoblast

mesoblast
/ (ˈmɛsəʊˌblæst) /

noun

another name for mesoderm

Derived forms of mesoblast

mesoblastic, adjective
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Medical definitions for mesoblast

mesoblast
[ mĕzə-blăst′ ]

n.

The middle germinal layer of an early embryo, consisting of undifferentiated cells destined to become the mesoderm.

Other words from mesoblast

mes′o•blastic adj.
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