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blastema

[ bla-stee-muh ]
/ bl忙藞sti m蓹 /
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noun, plural blas路te路mas, blas路te路ma路ta [bla-stee-muh-tuh]. /bl忙藞sti m蓹 t蓹/. Embryology.
an aggregation of cells in an early embryo, capable of differentiation into specialized tissue and organs.
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Origin of blastema

1840鈥50; <New Latin <Greek bl谩st膿ma (blast膿- verbid stem of blaste卯n to sprout + -ma noun suffix denoting result of action)

OTHER WORDS FROM blastema

blas路te路mal, blas路te路mat路ic [blas-tuh-mat-ik], /藢bl忙s t蓹藞m忙t 瑟k/, blas路te路mic [bla-stee-mik, -steem-ik], /bl忙藞sti m瑟k, -藞stim 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blastema

blastema
/ (bl忙藞sti藧m蓹) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-m蓹t蓹)
a mass of undifferentiated animal cells that will develop into an organ or tissue: present at the site of regeneration of a lost part

Derived forms of blastema

blastemic (bl忙藞sti藧m瑟k, -藞st蓻m-), adjective

Word Origin for blastema

C19: from New Latin, from Greek: offspring, from blastos bud
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for blastema

blastema
[ bl膬-st膿m蓹 ]

n.
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.

Other words from blastema

blas鈥emal null null adj.
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