Definition of diploblastic in English:


Syllabification: dip·lo·blas·tic
Pronunciation: /diplōˈblastik


  • Having a body derived from only two embryonic cell layers (ectoderm and endoderm, but no mesoderm), as in sponges and coelenterates.
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    • The transition from diploblastic to triploblastic body plans hinges on the origin of mesoderm.
    • The other diploblastic phylum, the Ctenophora, surprisingly, has not been reported to have septate junctions.
    • The anthozoans are diploblastic animals developing from two epithelial germ cell layers: the ectoderm, facing the seawater, and the endoderm, facing the gastrovascular cavity or coelenteron.

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