[ trip-loh-blas-tik ]

  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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British Dictionary definitions for triploblastic


/ (ˌtrɪpləʊˈblæstɪk) /

  1. (of all multicellular animals except coelenterates) having a body developed from all three germ layers: Compare diploblastic

Origin of triploblastic

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

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