Medical Definition of Ectodermal

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Ectodermal: Pertaining to the ectoderm or to tissues derived from the ectoderm, one of the three primary germ cell layers that make up the very early embryo. The ectoderm is the outermost of the three layers.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

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