Relating to both ectoderm and endoderm; denoting the line where these two layers join. SYN: ectoental. [G. ektos, outside, + entos, within]

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ec·ten·tal (ek-tenґtəl) [ect- + ental] pertaining to the ectoderm and endoderm, and to their line of junction.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Ectental — Ec*ten tal, a. [Gr. ekto s outside + ? inside.] (Biol.) Relating to, or connected with, the two primitive germ layers, the ectoderm and ectoderm; as, the ectental line or line of juncture of the two layers in the segmentation of the ovum. C. S.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ectental line — the line of junction between the ectoderm and endoderm …   Medical dictionary

  • ectoental — SYN: ectental …   Medical dictionary

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