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blastogenesis

[blas-tuh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌblæs təˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
reproduction by budding.
2.
the theory of the transmission of hereditary characters by germ plasm.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; blasto- + -genesis
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  • Lung cellular response and lymphocyte blastogenesis in beagle dogs exposed to beryllium oxide.
British Dictionary definitions for blastogenesis

blastogenesis

/ˌblæstəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the theory that inherited characteristics are transmitted only by germ plasm See also pangenesis
2.
asexual reproduction, esp budding
Derived Forms
blastogenic, blastogenetic, adjective
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blastogenesis in Medicine

blastogenesis blas·to·gen·e·sis (blās'tə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.

  1. Reproduction of unicellular organisms by budding.

  2. Development of an embryo during cleavage and germ layer formation.

  3. Transformation of small lymphocytes of human peripheral blood into large, undifferentiated cells capable of undergoing mitosis.


blas'to·ge·net'ic (-jə-nět'ĭk) or blas'to·gen'ic (-jěn'ĭk) adj.
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