meroblastic

[mer-uh-blas-tik]
Compare holoblastic.

Origin of meroblastic

First recorded in 1865–70; mero- + -blast + -ic
Related formsmer·o·blas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for meroblastic

meroblastic

adjective
  1. embryol of or showing cleavage of only the non-yolky part of the zygote, as in birds' eggsCompare holoblastic
Derived Formsmeroblastically, adverb
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meroblastic in Medicine

meroblastic

[mĕr′ə-blăstĭk]
adj.
  1. Undergoing partial cleavage. Used of a fertilized egg.
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