parablast

[ par-uh-blast ]
/ ˈpær əˌblæst /

noun Biology.

the nutritive yolk of a meroblastic ovum or egg.

Origin of parablast

First recorded in 1855–60; para-1 + -blast

Related forms

par·a·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parablast

parablast

/ (ˈpærəˌblæst) /

noun

the yolk of an egg, such as a hen's egg, that undergoes meroblastic cleavage

Derived Forms

parablastic, adjective

Word Origin for parablast

C19: from para- 1 + -blast
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Medicine definitions for parablast

parablast

[ părə-blăst′ ]

n.

The nutritive yolk of a meroblastic egg.
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