holoblastic


ho·lo·blas·tic

adjective \ˌhō-lə-ˈblas-tik, ˌhä-\

Definition of HOLOBLASTIC

:  characterized by complete cleavage that divides the whole egg into distinct and separate blastomeres — compare meroblastic

Origin of HOLOBLASTIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1872

ho·lo·blas·tic

adjective \ˌhō-lə-ˈblas-tik, ˌhäl-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOLOBLASTIC

: characterized by cleavage planes that divide the whole egg into distinct and separate though coherent blastomeres <holoblastic eggs> <holoblastic cleavage>—compare meroblastic
ho·lo·blas·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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