blastomere


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blastomere

 [blas´to-mēr]
one of the cells produced by cleavage of a fertilized ovum (zygote). Called also cleavage cell.

blas·to·mere

(blas'tō-mēr),
One of the cells into which the oocyte divides after its fertilization.
[blasto- + G. meros, part]

blastomere

/blas·to·mere/ (blas´to-mēr) one of the cells produced by cleavage of a zygote.

blastomere

(blăs′tə-mîr′)
n.
Any of the cells resulting from the cleavage of a fertilized ovum during early embryonic development.

blas′to·mer′ic (-mîr′ĭk, -mĕr′-) adj.

blastomere

[blas′təmēr]
Etymology: Gk, blastos + meros, part
any of the cells formed from the first mitotic division of a fertilized ovum (zygote). The blastomeres further divide and subdivide to form a multicellular morula in the first several days of pregnancy. Also called segmentation cell. See also blastula. blastomeric, adj.

blastomere

A cell produced by division (cleavage) in a fertilised egg.

blas·to·mere

(blas'tō-mēr)
One of the cells resulting from cleavage of a zygote or fertilized oocyte.
[blasto- + G. meros, part]

blastomere

any cell that occurs in the BLASTULA.

blastomere

one of the cells produced by cleavage of a fertilized ovum.
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3C and 4D) and was later absorbed into one of the two cells of the first cleavage to form large and small blastomeres.
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16) provide compelling evidence that embryo morphology 2 days after insemination is predominantly determined by the properties of the oocyte, whereas the blastomere cleavage rate is simultaneously influenced by both the sperm cell and the oocyte.
We know that when a single blastomere is removed from an eight-cell embryo, the residual seven-cell embryo is viable, since such embryos are produced during preimplantation genetic diagnosis after in vitro fertilization.
Multiple blastomere biopsies were obtained from each embryo to minimize the number of embryos used in this study," according to another sentence added in the November Nature.
The technique involves removal of a single cell from an early, eight-cell embryo called a blastomere.