dermatoblasts
n. pl. [Gr. derma, skin; blastos, bud]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In an embryo, the outer thin layer of cells which form the ventral body wall; see neuroblasts.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • neuroblast — n. [Gr. neuron, nerve; blastos, bud] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In embryology, the inner layer of ectodermal cells that forms the nervous tissue; see dermatoblasts …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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