/trip'loh blas"tik/, adj. Zool.
having three primary germ layers, as the embryos of vertebrates.
[1885-90; < Gk tripló(os) threefold + blastikós budding. See TRI-, -FOLD, -BLAST, -IC]

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  • Triploblastic — Trip lo*blas tic, a. [Gr. ? threefold + blast + ic.] (Biol.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, that condition of the ovum in which there are three primary germinal layers, or in which the blastoderm splits into three layers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • triploblastic — [trip΄lō blas′tik] adj. [< Gr triploos, triple < tri ,TRI + IE * plo (see DOUBLE) + BLAST + IC] Zool. of or pertaining to the metazoan body structure, except that of cnidarians, with three basic cellular layers, the ectoderm, the endoderm,… …   English World dictionary

  • triploblastic — Formed of three primary germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm), or containing tissue derived from all three layers. [G. triploos, threefold, + blastos, germ] * * * trip·lo·blas·tic .trip lō blas tik adj having three primary germ layers… …   Medical dictionary

  • triploblastic — adjective Etymology: Latin triplus + English o + blastic Date: circa 1888 having three primary germ layers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • triploblastic — adj. [Gr. triploos, threefold; blastos, bud] Derived from three embryonic germinal layers: ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • triploblastic — adjective Exhibiting triploblasty …   Wiktionary

  • triploblàstic — tri|plo|blàs|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • triploblastic — adj. containing three embryonic tissue layers as an embryo …   English contemporary dictionary

  • triploblastic — trip·lo·blas·tic …   English syllables

  • triploblastic — trip•lo•blas•tic [[t]ˌtrɪp loʊˈblæs tɪk[/t]] adj. dvl (of an embryo) differentiating into three primary layers, the ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm • Etymology: 1885–90; < Gk tripló(os) threefold +blastikós budding …   From formal English to slang

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