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Any of the cells resulting from the cleavage of a fertilized ovum during early embryonic development.

blas′to·mer′ic (-mîr′ĭk, -mĕr′-) adj.


(Physiology) embryol any of the cells formed by cleavage of a fertilized egg
blastomeric adj


(ˈblæs təˌmɪər)

any cell produced during cleavage.
blas`to•mer′ic (-ˈmɛr ɪk, -ˈmɪər-) adj.
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Noun1.blastomere - any cell resulting from cleavage of a fertilized eggblastomere - any cell resulting from cleavage of a fertilized egg
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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GJ: In ons laboratorium is gebruik gemaak van morula blastomere, weens hul ontwikkelingsplastisiteit, as donor karioplast.
We would certainly hope that our patented, proprietary 'embryo-safe' single-cell blastomere technique would be a part of any such conversation.
This process is described in footnote 3, supra; it raises special considerations because of the inherent capacity for reproductive cloning if ES cells are derived from the cells that divide first (the blastomere stage).
2000) found that nearly 45% of thawed embryos suffered some amount of blastomere (cell) loss, causing an approximate 30% reduction in implantation.
193) The eggs are fertilized in a lab, and then the pre-embryos gestate to the blastomere stage--eight cells.
at 106, Bjuresten and Hovatta at 1357; Etienne Van den Abbeel & Andre Van Steirteghem, "Zona Pellucida Damage to Human Embryos after Cryopreservation and the Consequences for their Blastomere Survival and In-Vitro Viability" (2000) 15 Human Reproduction 373.
33) After the eggs are withdrawn from the woman and fertilized in vitro, one cell, known as a blastomere, is removed from a cleaving embryo and tested for specific genetic conditions.
Embryo grading (modified from Veeck (3)) was utilised to determine the embryo quality (morphology) on a scale of 1 - 5 (5 being best) and included blastomere number, blastomere regularity and size and blastomere fragmentation.
They see no objection to using the blastomeres in this way: they understand the mechanical processes of fertilization and DNA incorporation, and find it incredible that such processes confer on the zygote some distinctive status; they know that the blastomere is formed a major embryonic stage before the pre-pattern of the central nervous system is laid down, and that, in consequence, there isn't even the ghost of a sentient organism present.
Multiple blastomere biopsies were obtained from each embryo to minimize the number of embryos used in this study," according to another sentence added in the November Nature.
The technique involves removal of a single cell from an early, eight-cell embryo called a blastomere.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is making embryo selection more of a science and less of a blastomere "beauty contest," David L.