Epiblastic - definition of epiblastic by The Free Dictionary
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The outer layer of a blastula that gives rise to the ectoderm after gastrulation.
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The amniotic membrane retains pluripotential properties from epiblastic
cells offering anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic properties; it modulates angiogenesis and favours healing process.
Such idea is not new in the biological sciences, and a classification of this type was proposed by Whitney, in 1901, identifying cancerous tissues as epiblastic
, mesoblastic, and hypoblastic .
Norman Ford, a moral philosopher who is very knowledgeable about embryology, additionally states that: A new human individual begins once the matter of the epiblastic
cells become one living body, informed or actuated by a human form, life-principle or soul that arises through the creative power of God.