macromere

[ mak-ruh-meer ]
/ ˈmæk rəˌmɪər /

noun Embryology.

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

Nearby words

  1. macrolide,
  2. macrolinguistics,
  3. macrolith,
  4. macromastia,
  5. macromelia,
  6. macrometeorology,
  7. macromineral,
  8. macromolecule,
  9. macromonocyte,
  10. macromutant

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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Medicine definitions for macromere

macromere

[ măkrə-mî′ ]

n.

A large blastomere.

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