blastomere

noun
blas·to·mere | \ˈbla-stə-ˌmir \

Definition of blastomere 

: one of the cells that are produced during cleavage of a zygote and that form the morula

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First, the isolated cell can be co-cultured with blastomeres from other embryos biopsied during the IVF cycle (there are almost always multiple embryos undergoing PGD biopsy per cycle). Wired Blogs, WIRED, "Lanza Defends Stem Cell Paper (Again)," 21 Sep. 2006

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First Known Use of blastomere

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blastomere

blasto- + -mere

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blastomere

noun
blas·to·mere | \ˈblas-tə-ˌmi(ə)r \

Medical Definition of blastomere 

: a cell produced during cleavage of a fertilized egg

called also cleavage cell

Other Words from blastomere

blastomeric \ˌblas-tə-ˈmi(ə)r-ik, -ˈmer- \ adjective

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