entoblast


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

en·to·blast

 (ĕn′tə-blăst′)
n.
Any of the blastomeres of an embryo from which the endoderm develops.

entoblast

(ˈɛntəʊˌblæst)
n
1. (Zoology) embryol a less common name for endoderm
2. (Zoology) a less common name for hypoblast
entoblastic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entoblast - the inner germ layer that develops into the lining of the digestive and respiratory systems
germ layer - (embryology) any of the 3 layers of cells differentiated in embryos following gastrulation
References in periodicals archive ?
Although in polar lobe forming species the D quadrant is apparent as early as the 4-cell stage, the D quadrant does not start its organizer function prior to the separation of the ectoblast and entoblast cells (Clement 1952).