mesoderm [ mez- uh-durm, mes-, mee-z uh-, -s uh-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Embryology the middle germ layer of a metazoan embryo. Origin of mesoderm
First recorded in
-derm Related forms mes·o·der·mal, mes·o·der·mic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for mesodermic Historical Examples of mesodermic British Dictionary definitions for mesodermic noun the middle germ layer of an animal embryo, giving rise to muscle, blood, bone, connective tissue, etc See also ectoderm, endoderm Derived Forms mesodermal or mesodermic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for mesodermic n.
1858, from French
mésoderme or German Mesoderm, literally "middle skin," coined by German physician Robert Remak (1815-1865) from meso- + Greek derma (see -derm).
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n. The middle embryonic germ layer, lying between the ectoderm and the endoderm, from which connective tissue, muscle, bone, and the urogenital and circulatory systems develop. Related forms mes′o•der ′mic adj.
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The middle of the three primary germ layers of the embryos of vertebrates and other complex animals. In vertebrates, the mesoderm gives rise to the muscles, bones, cartilage, connective tissue, blood, blood and lymph vessels, dermis, kidneys, and gonads. The mesoderm develops during gastrulation from either the ectoderm or the endoderm. The embryos of simpler animals lack a mesoderm. Compare ectoderm endoderm.
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