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diploblastic

Syllabification: dip·lo·blas·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌdiplōˈblastik
 
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Definition of diploblastic in English:

adjective

Zoology
Having a body derived from only two embryonic cell layers (ectoderm and endoderm, but no mesoderm), as in sponges and coelenterates.
Example sentences
  • 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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