from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the cells resulting from the cleavage of a fertilized ovum during early embryonic development.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In embryology, one of the segments or derivative cells into which the vitellus or yolk of an ovum of one of the Metazoa divides after fecundation. See cut under gastrulation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) One of the segments first formed by the division of the ovum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology Any cell that results from division of a fertilized egg.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any cell resulting from cleavage of a fertilized egg


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