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blastomere

[ blas-tuh-meer ]
/ ˈblæs təˌmɪər /
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noun Embryology.
any cell produced during cleavage.
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Origin of blastomere

First recorded in 1875–80; blasto- + -mere

OTHER WORDS FROM blastomere

blas·to·mer·ic [blas-tuh-mer-ik, -meer-], /ˌblæs təˈmɛr ɪk, -ˈmɪər-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blastomere

blastomere
/ (ˈblæstəʊˌmɪə) /

noun
embryol any of the cells formed by cleavage of a fertilized egg

Derived forms of blastomere

blastomeric (ˌblæstəʊˈmɛrɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for blastomere

blastomere
[ blăstə-mîr′ ]

Any of the cells resulting from the cleavage of a fertilized ovum. In the initial stage of development, the blastomeres adhere to each other in a mass called a morula.
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