a combining form meaning “having a given type or number of buds, cells, or cell layers,” or “undergoing a given type of development,” as specified by the initial element: holoblastic.

Nearby words

  1. -bacter,
  2. -bashing,
  3. -biont,
  4. -biosis,
  5. -blast,
  6. -ble,
  7. -bodied,
  8. -bound,
  9. -branch,
  10. -browed

Origin of -blastic

see origin at blasto-, -ic

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Medicine definitions for -blastic



Having a specified number or kind of formative elements such as buds, germs, cells, or cell layers:epiblastic.

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