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parablast

[par-uh-blast] /ˈpær əˌblæst/
noun, Biology
1.
the nutritive yolk of a meroblastic ovum or egg.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; para-1 + -blast
Related forms
parablastic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parablast

parablast

/ˈpærəˌblæst/
noun
1.
the yolk of an egg, such as a hen's egg, that undergoes meroblastic cleavage
Derived Forms
parablastic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from para-1 + -blast
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parablast in Medicine

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

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