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meroblastic

[mer-uh-blas-tik] /ˌmɛr əˈblæs tɪk/
adjective, Embryology
1.
(of certain eggs) undergoing partial cleavage, resulting in unequal blastomeres.
Compare holoblastic.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; mero- + -blast + -ic
Related forms
meroblastically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for meroblastically

meroblastic

/ˌmɛrəʊˈblæstɪk/
adjective
1.
(embryol) of or showing cleavage of only the non-yolky part of the zygote, as in birds' eggs Compare holoblastic
Derived Forms
meroblastically, adverb
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meroblastically in Medicine

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

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