A layer of cells in a vertebrate embryo, formed by association of part of the mesoderm with the endoderm and developing into the wall of the viscera.
Origin of splanchnopleureNew Latin splanchnopleura splanchno- of viscera ; see splanchnology . Greek pleura side
- splanch′no·pleu′ral splanch′no·pleu′ric
Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ€Î»Î¬Î³Ï‡Î½Î± (splankha, “viscera") + Ï€Î»ÎµÏ…ÏÎ¬ (pleura, “a side of something")