[ blas-tuh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌblæs təˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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noun Biology.

reproduction by budding.
the theory of the transmission of hereditary characters by germ plasm.



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Origin of blastogenesis

First recorded in 1885–90; blasto- + -genesis
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British Dictionary definitions for blastogenesis

/ (ˌblæstəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


the theory that inherited characteristics are transmitted only by germ plasmSee also pangenesis
asexual reproduction, esp budding

Derived forms of blastogenesis

blastogenic or blastogenetic, adjective
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Medical definitions for blastogenesis

[ blăs′tə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


Reproduction of unicellular organisms by budding.
Development of an embryo during cleavage and germ layer formation.
Transformation of small lymphocytes of human peripheral blood into large, undifferentiated cells capable of undergoing mitosis.

Other words from blastogenesis

blas′to•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) null adj.
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