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parablast

[ par-uh-blast ]
/ ˈpær əˌblæst /
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noun Biology.
the nutritive yolk of a meroblastic ovum or egg.
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Origin of parablast

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

OTHER WORDS FROM parablast

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 of parablast

parablastic, adjective

Word Origin for parablast

C19: from para- 1 + -blast
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