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triploblastic

[trip-loh-blas-tik]
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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

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

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

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


British Dictionary definitions for triploblastic

triploblastic

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

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