parablast

[par-uh-blast]

noun Biology.

the nutritive yolk of a meroblastic ovum or egg.

Nearby words

  1. parabasal body,
  2. parabasis,
  3. parabellum,
  4. paraben,
  5. parabiosis,
  6. parable,
  7. parablepsia,
  8. parables,
  9. parabola,
  10. parabole

Origin of parablast

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

Related formspar·a·blas·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for parablast

parablast

noun

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