micromere

[ mahy-kruh-meer ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌmɪər /

noun

a small blastomere, as one of those that form toward the animal pole in embryos that undergo unequal cleavage or those that occur in the embryo of mammals.

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Origin of micromere

First recorded in 1875–80; micro- + -mere
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British Dictionary definitions for micromere

micromere
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmɪə) /

noun

embryol any of the small cells formed by unequal cleavage of a fertilized ovum
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Medical definitions for micromere

micromere
[ mīkrō-mîr′ ]

n.

A very small blastomere, as at the animal pole of certain eggs.
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