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embryonic germ layers

Definition:
The three primary germinal layers (ectoderm; endoderm; and mesoderm) developed during gastrulation that provide tissues and body plan of a mature organism. They derive from two early layers, hypoblast and epiblast.
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Entry Terms:
  • epiblast
  • germ layers
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/317724
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RDF/XMLCreated 2018-06-07, last modified 2018-11-14