parablast

parablast

[par-uh-blast]
noun Biology.
the nutritive yolk of a meroblastic ovum or egg.

Origin:
1855–60; para-1 + -blast

parablastic, adjective
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parablast (ˈpærəˌblæst)
 
n
the yolk of an egg, such as a hen's egg, that undergoes meroblastic cleavage
 
[C19: from para-1 + -blast]
 
para'blastic
 
adj

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parablast par·a·blast (pār'ə-blāst')
n.
The nutritive yolk of a meroblastic egg.

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