blastogenesis

[blas-tuh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Biology.
1.
reproduction by budding.
2.
the theory of the transmission of hereditary characters by germ plasm.

Origin:
1885–90; blasto- + -genesis

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blastogenesis (ˌblæstəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  See also pangenesis the theory that inherited characteristics are transmitted only by germ plasm
2.  asexual reproduction, esp budding
 
blasto'genic
 
adj
 
blastoge'netic
 
adj

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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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Lung cellular response and lymphocyte blastogenesis in beagle dogs exposed to beryllium oxide.
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