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blastomere

Syllabification: blas·to·mere
Pronunciation: /ˈblastəˌmir
 
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Definition of blastomere in English:

noun

Embryology
A cell formed by cleavage of a fertilized ovum.
Example sentences
  • Another issue raised is that the blastomere and resulting stem cells would not genetically match the patient receiving the cell transplant.
  • No one has yet converted a single blastomere from an eight-cell embryo into a stem cell line.
  • A single blastomere is removed from each 8-cell human embryo for the purposes of preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

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