blastophore

noun
blas·​to·​phore
plural -s

Definition of blastophore

1 : the residual cytoplasm detached during transformation of a spermatid to a spermatozoon
2 : an amorphous cytoplasmic core that holds together the cells of the male morula of developing oligochaete germ cells and is produced by segregation of part of the cytoplasm of each spermatoblast of the morula

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Other Words from blastophore

blastophoric \ ¦⸗⸗¦fȯrik \ adjective

History and Etymology for blastophore

blast- + -phore

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“Blastophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blastophore. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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