heteroblastic

adjective
het·​ero·​blas·​tic | \ ¦hetərō¦blastik \

Definition of heteroblastic

1 : having an indirect embryonic development opposed to homoblastic
2 : arising from different germ layers used of functionally similar organs of related animals
3 : having young and adult forms different heteroblastic leaves of flowering plants

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Other Words from heteroblastic

heteroblasty \ ˈ⸗⸗⸗ˌblastē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for heteroblastic

heter- + -blastic

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“Heteroblastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteroblastic. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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