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noun Biology.
  1. reproduction by budding.
  2. 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


  1. the theory that inherited characteristics are transmitted only by germ plasmSee also pangenesis
  2. asexual reproduction, esp budding
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Derived Formsblastogenic or blastogenetic, adjective
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blastogenesis in Medicine


  1. Reproduction of unicellular organisms by budding.
  2. Development of an embryo during cleavage and germ layer formation.
  3. Transformation of small lymphocytes of human peripheral blood into large, undifferentiated cells capable of undergoing mitosis.
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Related formsblas′to•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) null adj.
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