holoblastic

holoblastic

[hol-uh-blas-tik, hoh-luh-]
adjective Embryology.
(of certain eggs) undergoing total cleavage, resulting in equal blastomeres.
Compare meroblastic.


Origin:
1870–75; holoblast (holo- + -blast) + -ic

holoblastically, adverb
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holoblastic (ˌhɒləˈblæstɪk)
 
adj
embryol Compare meroblastic of or showing cleavage of the entire zygote into blastomeres, as in eggs with little yolk
 
holo'blastically
 
adv

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holoblastic hol·o·blas·tic (hŏl'ə-blās'tĭk, hō'lə-)
adj.
Exhibiting cleavage in which the entire egg separates into individual blastomeres.

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