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blastema

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noun blas·te·ma \bla-ˈstē-mə\

Definition of blastema

plural blastemas or blastemataplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  a mass of undifferentiated cells capable of growth and differentiation

blastemal play \-məl\ or blastematic play \ˌblas-tə-ˈma-tik\ adjective


Origin of blastema

New Latin, from Greek blastēma offshoot, from blastanein


First Known Use: circa 1823


Medical Dictionary

blastema

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noun blas·te·ma \bla-ˈstē-mə\

Medical Definition of blastema

plural blastemas also blastemata \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  a mass of living substance capable of growth and differentiation

blastematic \ˌblas-tə-ˈmat-ik\play or blastemic \bla-ˈstē-mik, -ˈstem-ik\play play adjective



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