macromere

macromere

[mak-ruh-meer]
noun Embryology.
one of the large blastomeres that form toward the vegetal pole in embryos undergoing unequal cleavage.

Origin:
1875–80; macro- + -mere

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macromere (ˈmækrəʊˌmɪə)
 
n
embryol any of the large yolk-filled cells formed by unequal cleavage of a fertilized ovum

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macromere mac·ro·mere (māk'rə-mǐr')
n.
A large blastomere.

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