One of the blastomeres involved in formation of ectoderm. [ecto- + G. meros, part]

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ec·to·mere 'ek-tə-.mi(ə)r n a blastomere destined to form ectoderm
ec·to·mer·ic .ek-tə-'mer-ik, -'mi(ə)r- adj

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ec·to·mere (ekґto-mēr) [ecto- + -mere] any of the blastomeres which share in the formation of the ectoderm.

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  • Ectomere — Ec to*mere, n. [Ecto + mere.] (Biol.) The more transparent cells, which finally become external, in many segmenting ova, as those of mammals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ectomere — [ek′tō mir΄, ek′təmir] n. [ ECTO + MERE] any of the blastomeres that contribute to the formation of the ectoderm of an embryo ectomeric [ek′tōmer′ik, ek′təmər′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • ectomere — n. [Gr. ektos, outside; meros, part] A blastomere forming the ectoderm …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ectomere — ectomeric /ek teuh mer ik/, adj. /ek teuh mear /, n. Embryol. any of the blastomeres that participate in the development of the ectoderm. [1885 90; ECTO + MERE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ectomere — noun Any of the blastomeres from which the ectoderm forms …   Wiktionary

  • ectomere — n. one of the cells which takes part in the development of the external bud layer of an embryo …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ectomere — ec·to·mere …   English syllables

  • ectomere — /ˈɛktoʊmɪə/ (say ektohmear), /ˈɛktə / (say ektuh ) noun any one of the blastomeres which participate in the development of the ectoderm. {ecto + mere} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • ectomere — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ectomeric — See ectomere. * * * …   Universalium

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