entoderm


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en·to·derm

 (ĕn′tə-dûrm′)
n.
Variant of endoderm.

entoderm

(ˈɛntəʊˌdɜːm)
n
(Physiology) embryol another name for endoderm
ˌentoˈdermal, ˌentoˈdermic adj

en•do•derm

(ˈɛn dəˌdɜrm)

also entoderm



n.
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.
[1825–35; < French endoderme; see endo-, -derm]
en`do•der′mal, en`do•der′mic, adj.
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Noun1.entoderm - 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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During embryogenesis, germ cells migrate in a path from the entoderm of the yolk sac to the gonads via the dorsal mesentery of the hindgut, and rests of totipotential cells may theoretically become sequestered along this path.