meroblastic


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meroblastic

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

meroblastic

/mero·blas·tic/ (mer″o-blas´tik) partially dividing; undergoing cleavage in which only part of the zygote participates.

meroblastic

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

mer′o·blas′ti·cal·ly adv.

meroblastic

[mer′əblas′tik]
Etymology: Gk, meros + blastos, germ
pertaining to or characterizing an ovum that contains a large amount of yolk and in which cleavage is restricted to the yolk-free part of the cytoplasm. Compare holoblastic.

meroblastic

partially dividing; undergoing cleavage in which only part of the egg participates.
References in periodicals archive ?
After fertilization, squid egg ooplasm streams toward the animal pole to create a clear lens-shaped blastodisc cap where meroblastic cleavage occurs (1).
After fertilization, cytoplasm streams from the vegetal region of the squid egg towards the animal cap to form a blastodisc where meroblastic cleavage will occur [1, 2].
Large quantities of yolk present in the cytoplasm of meroblastic types of eggs, such as those produced by birds and reptiles, directly affect patterns of cell division and modify cell movements associated with gastrulation.