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Having body tissues derived from only two germ layers, the endoderm and the ectoderm, as in the cnidarians.

dip′lo·blas′ty n.
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(Biology) (of jellyfish, corals, and other coelenterates) having a body developed from only two germ layers (ectoderm and endoderm). Compare triploblastic
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(ˌdɪp ləˈblæs tɪk)

having two embryological germ layers, the ectoderm and endoderm, as in cnidarians.
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marsupialis display a muscular organization that is suggestive of a triploblastic form that could represent an intermediate evolutionary stage between diploblasty and triploblasty.