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mesoderm (n.)

"middle germinal layer of the three-layered embryo of a metazoic animal," 1858, from French mésoderme or German Mesoderm, literally "middle skin," coined by German physician Robert Remak (1815-1865) from meso- "middle" + Greek derma "skin" (see -derm). Related: Mesodermal; mesodermic.

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