mesomere

mesomere

[mez-uh-meer, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
noun Embryology.
1.
a blastomere of intermediate size between a micromere and a macromere.
2.
the intermediate zone of the mesoderm.

Origin:
1900–05; meso- + -mere

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mesomere mes·o·mere (měz'ə-mēr', měs'-)
n.

  1. A blastomere of intermediate size, that is larger than a micromere but smaller than a macromere.

  2. The middle zone of the mesoderm of a chordate embryo, from which excretory tissue develops.

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