ectomere

[ ek-tuh-meer ]
/ ˈɛk təˌmɪər /

noun Embryology.

any of the blastomeres that participate in the development of the ectoderm.

Nearby words

  1. ectoenzyme,
  2. ectogenesis,
  3. ectogenetic,
  4. ectogenic,
  5. ectogenous,
  6. ectomorph,
  7. ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph,
  8. ectomorphic,
  9. ectomycorrhiza,
  10. ectopagus

Origin of ectomere

First recorded in 1885–90; ecto- + -mere

Related formsec·to·mer·ic [ek-tuh-mer-ik] /ˌɛk təˈmɛr ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ectomere

ectomere

/ (ˈɛktəʊˌmɪə) /

noun

embryol any of the blastomeres that later develop into ectoderm
Derived Formsectomeric (ˌɛktəʊˈmɛrɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for ectomere

ectomere

[ ĕktə-mîr′ ]

n.

Any of the blastomeres from which the ectoderm develops.

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