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ectoderm


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ectoderm  \Ec"to*derm\,  n.  [Ecto-  +  -derm.]  (Biol.) 
  a  The  outer  layer  of  the  blastoderm;  epiblast. 
  b  The  external  skin  or  outer  layer  of  an  animal  or  plant, 
  this  being  formed  in  an  animal  from  the  epiblast.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Blastoderm}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ectoderm 
  n  :  the  outer  germ  layer  that  develops  into  skin  and  nervous 
  tissue  [syn:  {ectoblast}] 




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