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

Definition of heteroblastic

  1. 1 :  having an indirect embryonic development —opposed to homoblastic

  2. 2 :  arising from different germ layers —used of functionally similar organs of related animals

  3. 3 :  having young and adult forms different heteroblastic leaves of flowering plants


noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of heteroblastic

heter- + -blastic

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a brief usually trivial fact

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