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Diploblastic

Definition
adjective
Pertaining to a condition in which there are two primary germ layers, such as ectoderm and endoderm.
Supplement
Examples of animals that developed from a diploblastic embryo are cnidarians and ctenophores.
Word origin: Greek diplóos, twofold + blastikós, budding.
Related forms: diploblasty (noun).
Compare: triploblastic, monoblastic.

See also: blastula, germ layer.


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