What is mesoderm?

  • (noun): The middle germ layer that develops into muscle and bone and cartilage and blood and connective tissue.
    Synonyms: mesoblast

Mesoderm

In all bilaterian animals, the mesoderm is one of the three primary germ cell layers in the very early embryo. The other two layers are the ectoderm (outside layer) and endoderm (inside layer), with the mesoderm as the middle layer between them.

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Mesoderm
... In all bilaterian animals, the mesoderm is one of the three primary germ cell layers in the very early embryo ... two layers are the ectoderm (outside layer) and endoderm (inside layer), with the mesoderm as the middle layer between them ... The mesoderm forms mesenchyme (connective tissue), mesothelium, non-epithelial blood cells and coelomocytes ...
Bilaminar Blastocyst - Epiblast Cells During Gastrulation - Intraembryonic Mesoderm Development
... This layer of cells becomes know as intraembryonic mesoderm ... have moved bilaterally from the primitive streak and matured, four divisions of intraembryonic mesoderm are made cardiogenic mesoderm, paraxial mesoderm ...
Lateral Plate Mesoderm
... Lateral plate mesoderm is a type of mesoderm that is found at the periphery of the embryo ...
Cutaneous Structure Development
... hedgehog-expressing epidermal cells induce the condensation of cells in the mesoderm ... It is believed that the mesoderm defines the pattern ... instructs the mesodermal cells to condense and then the mesoderm instructs the epidermis of what structure to make through a series of reciprocal inductions ...
Lateral Plate Mesoderm - Serosal Mesoderms
... Lateral plate mesoderm gives rise to the serosal mesoderms ... layer associated with endoderm, the splanchnopleuric mesoderm ... dorsal layer associated with ectoderm, the somatopleuric mesoderm ...