- any cell produced during cleavage.
Origin of blastomere
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- embryol any of the cells formed by cleavage of a fertilized egg
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- Any of the cells resulting from the cleavage of a fertilized ovum during early embryonic development.
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- Any of the cells resulting from the cleavage of a fertilized ovum. In the initial stage of development, the blastomeres adhere to each other in a mass called a morula.
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