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n. pl. blas·te·mas or blas·te·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
1. A mass of undifferentiated cells from which an organ or a body part develops, either in normal development or in the regeneration of a lost body part.
2. A structureless substance from which it was formerly believed that cells are formed.
[Greek blastēma, offspring, sprout, from blastos, bud.]
blas·te′mal, blas′te·mat′ic (blăs′tə-măt′ĭk), blas·te′mic (blă-stē′mĭk) adj.
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n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Physiology) a mass of undifferentiated animal cells that will develop into an organ or tissue: present at the site of regeneration of a lost part
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek: offspring, from blastos bud]
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n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
an aggregation of cells in an early embryo capable of differentiation into specialized tissue and organs.
[1840–50; < New Latin < Greek blástēma (blastē- variant s. of blasteîn to sprout + -ma n. suffix of result)]
blas•te′mal, blas•te•mat•ic (ˌblæs təˈmæt ɪk) blas•te′mic (-ˈsti mɪk, -ˈstɛm ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||blastema - a mass of undifferentiated cells from which an organ or body part develops|
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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n. blastema, sustancia primaria de la cual se originan las células.
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