from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Embryology Exhibiting cleavage in which the entire egg separates into individual blastomeres.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Cleaving, and separating into separate blastomeres.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Undergoing complete segmentation; composed entirely of germinal matter, the whole of the yolk undergoing fission; -- opposed to meroblastic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wholly germinal: applied by Remak to those eggs in which the whole yolk is formative—that is, undergoes segmentation in development: opposed to meroblastic. Mammals, excepting monotremes, have holoblastic eggs. See cut under gastrulation.
holoblast + -ic (Wiktionary)