[ hol-uh-blas-tik, hoh-luh- ]
/ ˌhɒl əˈblæs tɪk, ˌhoʊ lə- /
(of certain eggs) undergoing total cleavage, resulting in equal blastomeres.
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OTHER WORDS FROM holoblasticho·lo·blas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby holoblastic
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Holoblastic, hol-o-blas′tik, adj. undergoing segmentation throughout the entire mass, as the ova of mammals.
British Dictionary definitions for holoblastic
/ (ˌhɒləˈblæstɪk) /
embryol of or showing cleavage of the entire zygote into blastomeres, as in eggs with little yolkCompare meroblastic
Derived forms of holoblasticholoblastically, adverb
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Medical definitions for holoblastic
[ hŏl′ə-blăs′tĭk, hō′lə- ]
Exhibiting cleavage in which the entire egg separates into individual blastomeres.
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