mesentoderm


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mesentoderm

[mə′zen·tə‚dərm]
(embryology)
The entodermal portion of the mesoderm.
Undifferentiated tissue from which entoderm and mesoderm are derived.
That part of the mesoderm which gives rise to certain structures of the digestive tract.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.