meroblastic


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meroblastic

 [mer″o-blas´tik]
partially dividing; undergoing cleavage in which only part of the egg participates.

meroblastic

(mĕr′ə-blăs′tĭk)
adj. Embryology
Undergoing partial cleavage. Used of a fertilized egg.

mer′o·blas′ti·cal·ly adv.
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The cytoplasm migrates to the animal pole where discoidal meroblastic cleavage occurs.
This mode of development is notably different from that shown by the larger, yolky, meroblastic ova of the anemones Tealia crassicornis (Chia and Spaulding, 1972) and Cribrinopsis fernaldi (Siebert and Spaulding, 1976), in which cleavage is incomplete, unequal, and relatively slow.
After fertilization, squid egg ooplasm streams toward the animal pole to create a clear lens-shaped blastodisc cap where meroblastic cleavage occurs (1).