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meroblastic

[ mer-uh-blas-tik ]
/ ˌmɛr əˈblæs tɪk /
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adjective Embryology.

(of certain eggs) undergoing partial cleavage, resulting in unequal blastomeres.

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Compare holoblastic.

Origin of meroblastic

First recorded in 1865–70; mero- + -blast + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM meroblastic

mer·o·blas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for meroblastic

meroblastic
/ (ˌmɛrəʊˈblæstɪk) /

adjective

embryol of or showing cleavage of only the non-yolky part of the zygote, as in birds' eggsCompare holoblastic

Derived forms of meroblastic

meroblastically, adverb
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Medical definitions for meroblastic

meroblastic
[ mĕr′ə-blăstĭk ]

adj.

Undergoing partial cleavage. Used of a fertilized egg.
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