meroblastic

adjective
mer·​o·​blas·​tic | \ ˌmer-ə-ˈbla-stik How to pronounce meroblastic (audio) \

Definition of meroblastic

: characterized by incomplete cleavage as a result of the presence of a mass of yolk material — compare holoblastic

Other Words from meroblastic

meroblastically \ ˌmer-​ə-​ˈbla-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce meroblastic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of meroblastic

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meroblastic

borrowed from French méroblastique, from méro- mero- + -blastique -blastic

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The first known use of meroblastic was in 1864

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“Meroblastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meroblastic. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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meroblastic

adjective
mero·​blas·​tic | \ ˌmer-ə-ˈblas-tik How to pronounce meroblastic (audio) \

Medical Definition of meroblastic

: characterized by or being incomplete cleavage as a result of the presence of an impeding mass of yolk material (as in the eggs of birds) — compare holoblastic

Other Words from meroblastic

meroblastically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce meroblastic (audio) \ adverb

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