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statoblast

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noun stato·blast \ˈsta-tə-ˌblast\

Definition of statoblast

  1. 1 :  a bud in a freshwater bryozoan that overwinters in a chitinous envelope and develops into a new individual in spring

  2. 2 :  gemmule b



Origin and Etymology of statoblast

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1855


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