Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to ectodermal: ectodermal dysplasia


1. The outermost of the three primary germ layers of an embryo, from which the epidermis, nervous tissue, and, in vertebrates, sense organs develop.
2. The outer layer of a diploblastic animal, such as a jellyfish.

ec′to·der′mal, ec′to·der′mic adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ectodermal - of or relating to the ectoderm
References in periodicals archive ?
Noonan syndrome (NS, OMIM 163950) is an autosomal dominant multisystem disorder characterized by a wide phenotypic spectrum including distinctive facial dysmorphism, postnatal growth retardation, short stature, ectodermal and skeletal defects, congenital heart anomalies, renal anomalies, lymphatic malformations, bleeding difficulties and variable cognitive deficits [8-10].
The Ellis-van Creveld (EVC) syndrome is a chondroectodermal dysplasia and is characterized by the cardinal features of disproportionate short stature, polydactyly, hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, and congenital heart malformations, along with other skeletal and dental abnormalities.
Objective: To observe the effect of sodium phenytoin on the development of the apical ectodermal ridges (AER) in chick wing buds.
Patients with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, also known as Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome, can present with EVHC.
The term ectodermal dysplasia (ED) was given by Weech and reported first by Thurman.
16 Adebiyi KE, Odekoya o, Taiwo EO, Ectodermal odontogenic tumours :analysis of 197 Nigerian cases .
Gaydos was born with ectodermal dysplasia which causes 'defects in the hair, nails, sweat glands, and teeth,' according to the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.
Epidermoid cysts are rare, benign developmental cysts, arising from ectodermal tissue lined by epidermis without skin appendages.
They share several things, starting with the embryonic ectodermal origin of the skin and brain.
The eyelids appear as ectodermal protrusions at the age of six weeks.
3%), autoimmune polyendocrinopathy, candidiasis, ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) (n=1, 3.
The resulting dermoid consists of ectodermal elements (keratinized epithelium, hairs, sebaceous and apocrine glands) and mesenchymal elements (fibrous tissue, fat and cartilage) combined in different proportions (Golubovic et al.