- an aggregation of cells in an early embryo, capable of differentiation into specialized tissue and organs.
Origin of blastema
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Historical Examples of blastema
My first doubts of the blastema doctrine date from my researches on tubercle.
The first stage corresponds to the process of organization, the gelatine representing the blastema, and the drop the nucleus.The Mechanism of Life
- a mass of undifferentiated animal cells that will develop into an organ or tissue: present at the site of regeneration of a lost part
Word Origin for blastema
1849, Modern Latin, from Greek blastema "offspring, offshoot," from stem of blastanein "to shoot forth," from blastos "sprout, germ," of unknown origin. Related: Blastemal.
- The formative, undifferentiated material from which cells are formed.
- A mass of embryonic cells from which an organ or a body part develops, either in normal development or in the regeneration of a lost body part.