Definition of Micromere

1. n. One of the smaller cells, or blastomeres, resulting from the complete segmentation of a telolecithal ovum.



Definition of Micromere

1. Noun. An unusually small blastomere formed by unequal cleavage of a fertilized ovum ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Micromere

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Micromere

1. One of the smaller cells, or blastomeres, resulting from the complete segmentation of a telolecithal ovum. Origin: Micro- + -mere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Micromere

micromanipulators
micromanometer
micromanufacturing
micromaser
micromaterial
micromaterials
micromazia
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micromechanics
micromechanism
micromechanisms
micromelia
micromelias
micromelic dwarfism
micromercurialism
micromere (current term)
micromeres
micromerozoite
micromesh
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micrometazoa
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micrometeor
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micrometeorite
micrometeorites

Literary usage of Micromere

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1. On the Zoological Position of Texas by Edward Drinker Cope (1880)
"The formative end of the egg is now occupied by four micromeres, two of which seem to be the products of the division of the first micromere, o, ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"The egg divides into a small primary micromere and a large macro- mere. The former divides into right and left secondary micromeres, the latter into a ..."

3. Studies from the Biological Laboratory by Johns Hopkins university (1893)
"nucleus of tbe smaller segment—the micromere—divided first and then the ... The plane of segmentation of the micromere may be turned at as much as 30° (or ..."

4. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"The lines connecting the nuclei of two cells indicate that the pair has arisen from the division of one cell. mere and a much smaller micromere (Fig. 11 A). ..."

5. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1892)
"7') show that each micromere is displaced somewhat towards the left. ... [This is only approximately true, since the left posterior micromere (i/1) only ..."

6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1908)
"A micromere is denoted by a lower case letter, while the capital letters are ... The number of the quartet to which a micromere belongs is indicated by a ..."

7. The Oyster Industry. by Ernest Ingersoll, United States Bureau of Fisheries (1881)
"The first micromere, c, is now perfectly separated and smaller than the ... The two micromeres have begun to fuse with each other, and the second micromere, ..."

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