ectomere

[ ek-tuh-meer ]
/ ˈɛk təˌmɪər /

noun Embryology.

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

Origin of ectomere

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

Related forms

ec·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 Forms

ectomeric (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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