from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of an epiblast.

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

  • adjective (Biol.) Of or relating to, or consisting of, the epiblast.

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  • adjective of, or relating to the epiblast


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  • Gastrula: that embryonic stage resembling a sac, with an outer layer of epiblastic cells and an inner layer of hypoblastic cells.

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  • In the masses of somatic mesoblast on either side, a longitudinal canal appears, which, in the torpedo, a fish related to the dog-fish, and in the rabbit, and possibly in all other cases, is epiblastic in origin.

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  • An epiblastic tucking-in at st., the stomodaeum pre-figures the mouth; pr., the proctodaeum, is a similar posterior invagination which will become the anus.

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  • But it also involves him in a belief in the rigidity of chemical reactions; and we are entitled to ask for an explanation of the identical behaviour of the chemical reaction in connection with epiblastic and mesoblastic cells -- both pure chemical compounds _ex hypothesi_ and, as far as we can tell from their normal behaviour, widely differing from one another.

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  • Now the lens is an epiblastic structure, and the iris is mesoblastic.

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  • In other words, the time-lapse data show that the motion of the SE ECM is very similar to the epiblastic cellular motion pattern.

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  • At the very least, our data suggest that somehow epiblastic cells pull the matrix toward the midline, rather than crawl across it.

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  • The two datasets represent distinct means of computing the motion of a sub-epiblastic extracellular matrix constituent.

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  • There is no evidence that mesoblastic tissues can be converted into those of the epiblastic or hypoblastic type, or vice versa_. "[

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  • Electron microscopy and immunofluorescence studies demonstrated decades ago the presence of a nascent basement membrane-like structure, which we refer to as the sub-epiblastic ECM (SE ECM), containing, at least, fibronectin (FN) [

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