meroblast definition

  • noun:
    • An ovum (egg) with both germinal and nutritive parts
    • An ovum, as that a mammal, only partly consists of germinal matter, this is certainly, composed of both a germinal portion and an albuminous or nutritive one; -- in opposition to holoblast.
    • In embryology, a meroblastic ovum; an egg or ovum containing food-yolk or nutritive protoplasm form formative or germinal protoplasm: distinguished from holoblast.

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  • Antonym for "meroblast"
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