holoblastic

adjective
ho·lo·blas·tic | \ˌhō-lə-ˈbla-stik, 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

adjective
ho·lo·blas·tic | \ˌhō-lə-ˈblas-tik, ˌhäl-ə- \

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 \ adverb

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