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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.
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Adj.1.ectodermal - of or relating to the ectoderm
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But, it won't be at the 38th Annual National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) Family Conference in Lincolnshire, July 11-13.
The ciliary bands are positioned on ectodermal ridges, the preoral lobe, and a posterior lobe.
Six-year-old Braylon Henson of Alabama suffers from ectodermal dysplasia, a condition that prevents him from going outside for school recess.
RGS is a form of ectodermal dysplasia and its symptoms include reduced or absent ability to sweat, facial abnormalities and defects in the hair, teeth, nails, fingers, toes, and urinary tract.
hepatocytes) and of ectodermal origin such as melanocytes.6 One of the most important function of MSCs is to support repair of damaged tissues, so when inflammation occurs, MSCs migrate towards the site of injury, differentiate into specialized cells mainly fibroblasts and release certain cytokines, chemokines and growth factors and help in regeneration of injured tissue.
Hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED), also known as Clouston syndrome, is a rare autosomal dominant genetic skin disorder (1).
Peter can't sweat and it's one of the potential symptoms of a genetic condition known as ectodermal dysplasia, or ED.
Lenz-Majewski Hyperostotic Dwarfism (LMHD) is an extremely rare congenital, sclerosing bone dysplasia that causes cranio-tubular hyperostosis, ectodermal dysplasia (cutis laxa and enamel hypoplasia), osseous dysgenesis of hands and feet with diaphyseal cortical thickening of tubular bones and intellectual disability.
Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is a large group of heterogeneous heritable conditions characterised by congenital defects of two or more ectodermal structures and their appendages: hair, nails, teeth and sweat glands.
A differential diagnosis of congenital APL, vitamin D-dependent rickets, ectodermal dysplasia, and alopecia universalis was considered.
Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is a rare nonprogressive congenital hereditary disorder, characterized by developmental defects of ectoderm-derived organs and tissues, affecting at least two of the following structures: nails, teeth, skin, and secretory organs (eccrine sweat, salivary, lacrimal, and mucous glands of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts) [1-3].