parablast

[ par-uh-blast ]

nounBiology.
  1. the nutritive yolk of a meroblastic ovum or egg.

Origin of parablast

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

Other words from parablast

  • par·a·blas·tic, adjective

Words Nearby parablast

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British Dictionary definitions for parablast

parablast

/ (ˈpærəˌblæst) /


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

Origin of parablast

1
C19: from para- 1 + -blast

Derived forms of parablast

  • parablastic, adjective

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