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splanchnopleure

[splangk-nuh-ploo r]
noun Embryology.
  1. the double layer formed by the association of the lower layer of the lateral plate of mesoderm with the underlying entoderm, which develops into the embryonic viscera.
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Origin of splanchnopleure

From the New Latin word splanchnopleura, dating back to 1870–75. See splanchno-, pleura
Related formssplanch·no·pleu·ral, splanch·no·pleu·ric, adjective
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splanchnopleure

(splăngknə-plur′)
n.
  1. A layer of embryonic cells formed by association of part of the mesoderm with the endoderm and developing into the wall of the viscera.
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Related formssplanch′no•pleuric adj.
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