Definition of blastema in English:

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blastema

Pronunciation: /blaˈstēmə/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun (plural blastemas or blastemata /-mətə/)

The primary formative material of plants and animals, from which cells are developed.
Example sentences
  • Fibroblast-like cells migrate into the empty segments of the developing blastema to establish cell lines that later become myoblasts.
  • This tether prevents the nerve from retracting too far into the stump and keeps it near the center of the developing blastema.
  • In planarian regeneration, they could be instrumental to transforming the homogeneous blastema and postblastema fields into discrete patterned regions.

Derivatives

blastemal

adjective
Example sentences
  • The result is a movement of the transfected blastemal cells to more proximal regions in the intercalating regenerate.
  • Other morphology that this tumor may exhibit would be a predominantly papillary, microcystic, or blastemal growth pattern.
  • The smears were moderately cellular and included an admixture of the characteristic small ovoid blastemal elements and scattered spindled mesenchymal tumor cells.

blastematic

Pronunciation: /ˌblastəˈmatik/
adjective

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Syllabification: blas·te·ma

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