from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Embryology Undergoing partial cleavage. Used of a fertilized egg.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. that undergoes only partial cleavage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting only in part of germinal matter; characterized by partial segmentation only
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In embryology, partially germinal: applied by Remak to those eggs in which there is much food-yolk which does not undergo segmentation or take part in germination: opposed to holoblastic. Birds, reptiles, most fishes, and most invertebrates have meroblastic eggs.
meroblast + -ic (Wiktionary)