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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An outer layer of skin.
  • n. The outermost layer of cells in a developing embryo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as epidermis.
  • n. Same as ectoderm.
  • n. The external crust of the body of an insect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the outer germ layer that develops into skin and nervous tissue

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