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archiblast

[ ahr-kuh-blast ]
/ ˈɑr kəˌblæst /
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noun Biology.
the formative part of the egg, as distinguished from the part that nourishes the embryo.
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Origin of archiblast

First recorded in 1875–80; archi- + -blast
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