micromere

noun

mi·​cro·​mere ˈmī-krō-ˌmir How to pronounce micromere (audio)
: a small blastomere see blastula illustration

Word History

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First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of micromere was in 1877

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“Micromere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micromere. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

micromere

noun
mi·​cro·​mere ˈmī-krō-ˌmi(ə)r How to pronounce micromere (audio)
: one of the smaller blastomeres resulting from the unequal segmentation of an egg compare macromere

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