blastophore

noun

blas·​to·​phore
plural -s
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
blastophoric
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adjective

Word History

Etymology

blast- + -phore

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“Blastophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blastophore. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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