Definition of blastoderm in English:

blastoderm

Syllabification: blas·to·derm
Pronunciation: /ˈblastəˌdərm
 
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noun

Embryology
  • 1The layer of embryonic tissue that forms prior to the development of the embryonic axis.
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    • Early development is essentially two-dimensional; patterning occurs mainly in the blastoderm, the superficial layer of the embryo that consists first of nuclei and later of cells.
    • In the fruit fly, segments are genetically delimitated early and simultaneously, when the embryo still is a blastoderm and the process of segmentation does not involve somites.
    • We examined Fumble staining during the mitotic divisions of the cellular blastoderm.
  • 1.1The outer layer of cells that forms the wall of a blastula.
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    • When the membranes surrounding the peripheral nuclei fuse to form the 6000 cells of the cellular blastoderm, they enclose 175-225 polyploid yolk nuclei within a large syncytial yolk cell.
    • As a result, the blastodisc on the yolk becomes a blastoderm.
    • When the egg is laid, the blastoderm contains several hundred cells.

Derivatives

blastodermic

Pronunciation: /ˌblastəˈdərmik/
adjective
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  • The source of cancer has not been determined finally, whether cellular or blastodermic.
  • Because each blastodermic cell in an embryo is capable of dividing and multiplying, the process results in multiple developing embryos where previously there had been only one.
  • After development to a small blastodermic disc, the embryos enter a state of diapause that lasts approximately 7 months.

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