triploblastic

[ trip-loh-blas-tik ]
/ ˌtrɪp loʊˈblæs tɪk /
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adjective Zoology.

having three primary germ layers, as the embryos of vertebrates.

Nearby words

  1. tripleton,
  2. triplex,
  3. triplicate,
  4. triplicity,
  5. triplite,
  6. triploid,
  7. triplopia,
  8. triply,
  9. tripmeter,
  10. tripod

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

triploblastic

/ (ˌtrɪpləʊˈblæstɪk) /

adjective

(of all multicellular animals except coelenterates) having a body developed from all three germ layersCompare diploblastic

Word Origin for triploblastic

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

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