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[hahy-puh-blast] /ˈhaɪ pəˌblæst/

noun, Embryology.
the endoderm.
the cells entering into the inner layer of a young gastrula, capable of becoming endoderm and, to a certain extent, mesoderm.
(embryol) Also called endoblast. the inner layer of an embryo at an early stage of development that becomes the endoderm at gastrulation
a less common name for endoderm

hypoblast hy·po·blast (hī’pə-blāst’)
See endoderm.
hy’po·blas’tic adj.


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