from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as endoderm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) See endoderm, and Illust. of blastoderm.

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  • noun biology Alternative form of endoderm.

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  • noun the inner germ layer that develops into the lining of the digestive and respiratory systems


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ento- + -derm



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  • "On the deep surface of the inner cell-mass a layer of flattened cells, the entoderm, is differentiated and quickly assumes the form of a small sac, the yolk-sac."

    - Henry Gray, 'Anatomy of the Human Body', 1918.

    September 20, 2009