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en·do·derm(ĕn′də-dûrm′) also en·to·derm (ĕn′tə-)
The innermost of the three primary germ layers of an animal embryo, developing into the gastrointestinal tract, the lungs, and associated structures. Also called hypoblast.
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ˌendoˈdermal, ˌendoˈdermic, ˌentoˈdermal, ˌentoˈdermic adj
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1. the innermost cell layer of the embryo in its gastrula stage.
2. the innermost body tissue that derives from this layer, as the gut lining.
en`do•der′mal, en`do•der′mic, adj.
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An embryo’s inner germ layer, producing some internal organs and the linings of the digestive and respiratory systems. See ectoderm, mesoderm.
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|Noun||1.||endoderm - 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
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