macromere

[ mak-ruh-meer ]
/ ˈmæk rəˌmɪər /

noun Embryology.

one of the large blastomeres that form toward the vegetal pole in embryos undergoing unequal cleavage.

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Origin of macromere

First recorded in 1875–80; macro- + -mere
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British Dictionary definitions for macromere

macromere
/ (ˈmækrəʊˌmɪə) /

noun

embryol any of the large yolk-filled cells formed by unequal cleavage of a fertilized ovum
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Medical definitions for macromere

macromere
[ măkrə-mî′ ]

n.

A large blastomere.
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