holoblastic

adjective
ho·​lo·​blas·​tic | \ ˌhō-lə-ˈbla-stik How to pronounce holoblastic (audio) , ˌhä- \

Definition of holoblastic

: characterized by complete cleavage that divides the whole egg into distinct and separate blastomeres — compare meroblastic

First Known Use of holoblastic

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Holoblastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holoblastic. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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holoblastic

adjective
ho·​lo·​blas·​tic | \ ˌhō-lə-ˈblas-tik How to pronounce holoblastic (audio) , ˌhäl-ə- How to pronounce holoblastic (audio) \

Medical Definition of holoblastic

: characterized by cleavage planes that divide the whole egg into distinct and separate though coherent blastomeres holoblastic eggs holoblastic cleavage — compare meroblastic

Other Words from holoblastic

holoblastically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce holoblastic (audio) \ adverb

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