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blastomere

[blas-tuh-meer] /ˈblæs təˌmɪər/
noun, Embryology
1.
any cell produced during cleavage.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; blasto- + -mere
Related forms
blastomeric
[blas-tuh-mer-ik, -meer-] /ˌblæs təˈmɛr ɪk, -ˈmɪər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blastomere

blastomere

/ˈblæstəʊˌmɪə/
noun
1.
(embryol) any of the cells formed by cleavage of a fertilized egg
Derived Forms
blastomeric (ˌblæstəʊˈmɛrɪk) adjective
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blastomere in Medicine

blastomere blas·to·mere (blās'tə-mēr')
n.
Any of the cells resulting from the cleavage of a fertilized ovum during early embryonic development.


blas'to·mer'ic (-mēr'ĭk, -měr'-) adj.
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blastomere in Science
blastomere
  (blās'tə-mîr')   
Any of the cells resulting from the cleavage of a fertilized ovum. In the initial stage of development, the blastomeres adhere to each other in a mass called a morula.
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