meroblastic

meroblastic

[mer-uh-blas-tik]
adjective Embryology.
(of certain eggs) undergoing partial cleavage, resulting in unequal blastomeres.
Compare holoblastic.


Origin:
1865–70; mero- + -blast + -ic

meroblastically, adverb
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meroblastic (ˌmɛrəʊˈblæstɪk)
 
adj
embryol Compare holoblastic of or showing cleavage of only the non-yolky part of the zygote, as in birds' eggs
 
mero'blastically
 
adv

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meroblastic mer·o·blas·tic (měr'ə-blās'tĭk)
adj.
Undergoing partial cleavage. Used of a fertilized egg.

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