macromere

[ mak-ruh-meer ]

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

Origin of macromere

1
First recorded in 1875–80; macro- + -mere

Words Nearby macromere

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British Dictionary definitions for macromere

macromere

/ (ˈmækrəʊˌmɪə) /


noun
  1. embryol any of the large yolk-filled cells formed by unequal cleavage of a fertilized ovum

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