Definition of blastoderm in English:

blastoderm

Line breaks: blasto|derm
Pronunciation: /ˈblastə(ʊ)dəːm
 
/

noun

Embryology
A blastula having the form of a disc of cells on top of the yolk.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of blastoderm in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day inamorata
Pronunciation: inˌaməˈrätə
noun
a person's female lover