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The mesoderm (from Gr. Μέσος [mé sos ] "middle", "middle" and  to derma  "skin") is the middle cotyledon of the embryoblast . The mesoderm cells arise in humans in the third week of development through immigration between the epiblast and hypoblast ( enterocoelia ). The term mesoderm is not synonymous with mesenchyme . Mesoderm is an ontogenetic term, whereas mesenchyme is a histological one .

The following structures are formed from the mesoderm:


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Neil A. Campbell , Jane B. Reece : Biology. Spektrum-Verlag 2003, ISBN 3-8274-1352-4 , page 1208