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holoblastic

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adjective ho·lo·blas·tic \ˌhō-lə-ˈblas-tik, ˌhä-\

Definition of holoblastic

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

holoblastic

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adjective ho·lo·blas·tic \ˌhō-lə-ˈblas-tik, ˌhäl-ə-\

Medical Definition of holoblastic

  1. :  characterized by cleavage planes that divide the whole egg into distinct and separate though coherent blastomeres <holoblastic eggs> <holoblastic cleavage>—compare meroblastic

holoblastically \-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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