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. Minot. [1913 Webster]

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  • ectental — Relating to both ectoderm and endoderm; denoting the line where these two layers join. SYN: ectoental. [G. ektos, outside, + entos, within] * * * ec·ten·tal (ek tenґtəl) [ect + ental] pertaining to the ectoderm and endoderm, and to their… …   Medical dictionary

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

  • ectoental — SYN: ectental …   Medical dictionary

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