from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ovum (egg) that has both germinal and nutritive parts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ovum, as that of a mammal, only partially composed of germinal matter, that is, consisting of both a germinal portion and an albuminous or nutritive one; -- opposed to holoblast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In embryology, a meroblastic ovum; an egg or ovum containing food-yolk or nutritive protoplasm besides the formative or germinal protoplasm: distinguished from holoblast.


mero- + -blast (Wiktionary)


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