blastema


blas·te·ma

noun \bla-ˈstē-mə\
plural blas·te·mas or blas·te·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of BLASTEMA

:  a mass of undifferentiated cells capable of growth and differentiation
blas·te·mal \-məl\ or blas·te·mat·ic \ˌblas-tə-ˈma-tik\ adjective

Origin of BLASTEMA

New Latin, from Greek blastēma offshoot, from blastanein
First Known Use: circa 1823

blas·te·ma

noun \bla-ˈstē-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural blas·te·mas also blas·te·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of BLASTEMA

: a mass of living substance capable of growth and differentiation
blas·te·mat·ic \ˌblas-tə-ˈmat-ik\ or blas·te·mic \bla-ˈstē-mik, -ˈstem-ik\ adjective

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