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holoblastic

[hol-uh-blas-tik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈblæs tɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/
adjective, Embryology
1.
(of certain eggs) undergoing total cleavage, resulting in equal blastomeres.
Compare meroblastic.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; holoblast (holo- + -blast) + -ic
Related forms
holoblastically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for holoblastic

holoblastic

/ˌhɒləˈblæstɪk/
adjective
1.
(embryol) of or showing cleavage of the entire zygote into blastomeres, as in eggs with little yolk Compare meroblastic
Derived Forms
holoblastically, adverb
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holoblastic in Medicine

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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