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holoblastic

[ hol-uh-blas-tik, hoh-luh- ]
/ ˌhɒl əˈblæs tɪk, ˌhoʊ lə- /
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adjective Embryology.
(of certain eggs) undergoing total cleavage, resulting in equal blastomeres.

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Origin of holoblastic

1870–75; holoblast (holo- + -blast) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM holoblastic

ho·lo·blas·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for holoblastic

holoblastic
/ (ˌhɒləˈblæstɪk) /

adjective
embryol of or showing cleavage of the entire zygote into blastomeres, as in eggs with little yolkCompare meroblastic

Derived forms of holoblastic

holoblastically, adverb
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Medical definitions for holoblastic

holoblastic
[ hŏl′ə-blăstĭk, hō′lə- ]

adj.
Exhibiting cleavage in which the entire egg separates into individual blastomeres.
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