holoblastic

[ hol-uh-blas-tik, hoh-luh- ]
/ ˌhɒl əˈblæs tɪk, ˌhoʊ lə- /

adjective Embryology.

(of certain eggs) undergoing total cleavage, resulting in equal blastomeres.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?

Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Compare meroblastic.

Origin of holoblastic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM holoblastic

ho·lo·blas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for holoblastic

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for holoblastic

holoblastic
[ hŏl′ə-blăstĭk, hō′lə- ]

adj.

Exhibiting cleavage in which the entire egg separates into individual blastomeres.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.