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 (hŏl′ə-blăs′tĭk, hō′lə-)
adj. Embryology
Exhibiting cleavage in which the entire egg separates into individual blastomeres.

hol′o·blas′ti·cal·ly adv.
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(Physiology) embryol of or showing cleavage of the entire zygote into blastomeres, as in eggs with little yolk. Compare meroblastic
ˌholoˈblastically adv
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(ˌhɒl əˈblæs tɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-)

undergoing total cleavage in which the whole egg separates into equal blastomeres.
[1870–75; holoblast (holo- + -blast) + -ic]
ho`lo•blas′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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