endoderm defined in 1951 yearendoderm - ENDODERM (ENTODERM, ENDOBLAST, ENTOBLAST, HYPOBLAST);
endoderm - Germ-layer of animal embryo, composed, like mesoderm, of cells which have moved from surface of embryo into its interior during gastrulation; developing into greater part of lining of gut with its associated glands, etc. Term is usually applied to the germ-layer while it is still a demarcated region of the embryo, after gastrulation but before differentiation into derived tissues; and all tissues at later stages derived from the embryonic layer may be called endodermal. See also: Germ-Layer, Ectoderm, Mesoderm.
near endoderm in Knolik
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