/mer'euh blas"tik/, adj. Embryol.
(of certain eggs) undergoing partial cleavage, resulting in unequal blastomeres. Cf. holoblastic.
[1865-70; MERO- + -BLAST + -IC]

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  • Meroblastic — Mer o*blas tic, a. (Biol.) Consisting only in part of germinal matter; characterized by partial segmentation only; as, meroblastic ova, in which a portion of the yolk only undergoes fission; meroblastic segmentation; opposed to holoblastic. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meroblastic — MEROBLÁSTIC, Ă, meroblastici, ce, s.f., adj. 1. s.f. (biol.) Proces de formare a blastomerelor în regiunea nucleului prin segmentarea (segmenta) oului sau a zigotului animal. 2. adj. De meroblastică (1). – Din fr. méroblastique. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • meroblastic — [mer΄ō blas′tik] adj. [< Gr meros, part (see MERIT) + BLAST + IC] Embryology undergoing only partial cleavage: said of certain ova with much yolk, as bird s eggs: cf. HOLOBLASTIC meroblastically adv …   English World dictionary

  • meroblastic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1870 characterized by incomplete cleavage as a result of the presence of a mass of yolk material compare holoblastic • meroblastically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meroblastic — an egg of which only part undergoes cleavage usually one with a large amount of yolk which is not incorporated into the developing egg, e.g. in Myxini, Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, many teleosts …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • meroblastic — adjective that undergoes only partial cleavage …   Wiktionary

  • meroblastic — mero·blas·tic .mer ə blas tik adj 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 mero·blas·ti·cal·ly ti k(ə )lē adv * * * mero·blas·tic… …   Medical dictionary

  • meroblastic — adj. partially split (Embryology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meroblastic — mero·blas·tic …   English syllables

  • meroblastic — mer•o•blas•tic [[t]ˌmɛr əˈblæs tɪk[/t]] adj. embr. dvl undergoing partial cleavage, resulting in unequal blastomeres: characteristic of yolky eggs • Etymology: 1865–70 mer o•blas′ti•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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