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blastema

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noun blas·te·ma \bla-ˈstē-mə\

Definition of blastema

plural blas·te·mas or blas·te·ma·taplay play \-mə-tə\

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

blas·te·mal play \-məl\ or blas·te·mat·ic play \ˌblas-tə-ˈma-tik\ adjective


Origin of blastema

New Latin, from Greek blastēma offshoot, from blastanein


First Known Use: circa 1823


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blastema

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noun blas·te·ma \bla-ˈstē-mə\

Medical Definition of blastema

plural blas·te·mas also blas·te·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

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

  2. blas·te·mat·ic \ˌblas-tə-ˈmat-ik\play or blas·te·mic \bla-ˈstē-mik, -ˈstem-ik\play play adjective




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