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Diploblastic

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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.