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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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The scheme design for the decommissioning of the reactor core involves a combination of lifting reactor core tanks and jacking the reactor core from below into a shielded segmentation cell for size sentencing and reduction into ILW boxes in an ILW export facility.
The contractor will be needed to deliver a fully functioning core segmentation cell and intermediate level waste export facility for the task.
First, there is an implication that all organizations should aim to be in the strategic segmentation cell.