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adjective Zoology.
  1. having three primary germ layers, as the embryos of vertebrates.
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Origin of triploblastic

1885–90; < Greek tripló(os) threefold + blastikós budding. See tri-, -fold, -blast, -ic
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Historical Examples of triploblastic

  • A diploblastic condition of the organism preceded, as we have seen, the triploblastic.

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  • Very little is known with reference to the origin of the generative cells in the triploblastic Invertebrata.

British Dictionary definitions for triploblastic


  1. (of all multicellular animals except coelenterates) having a body developed from all three germ layersCompare diploblastic
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Word Origin for triploblastic

C19: from triplo- threefold (from Greek triploos) + -blast
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