Describes an animal which, as an embryo
, had two distinct embryonic
tissue layers - the ectoderm
. This is in contrast to animals which are triploblastic
(have three distinct tissue layers) and those which do not have any distinct tissue
layers as an embryo
s and distinct tissues as an adult
and comb jellies
are diploblastic animals.
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.