meaning of blastema

blastema meaning in General Dictionary

The structureless protoplasmic muscle of embryo the primitive foundation of an organ yet unformed that it grows

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  • scores of undifferentiated cells where an organ or body component develops
  • The structureless, protoplasmic tissue of embryo; the ancient foundation of an organ however unformed, from where it develops.

blastema meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1849, Modern Latin, from Greek blastema "offspring, offshoot," from stem of blastanein "to take forth," from blastos "develop, germ," which will be of unidentified beginning. Associated: Blastemal.


blastema meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The structureless, protoplasmic structure of the embryo; the primitive basis of an organ however unformed, that it develops.