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hol·o·blas·tic

 (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.

holoblastic

(ˌhɒləˈblæstɪk)
adj
(Physiology) embryol of or showing cleavage of the entire zygote into blastomeres, as in eggs with little yolk. Compare meroblastic
ˌholoˈblastically adv

hol•o•blas•tic

(ˌhɒl əˈblæs tɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-)

adj.
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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It is distinguished by a thick-walled and branched conidiogenous system, and holoblastic, flabelliform to palmate, and distoseptate conidia (Hawksworth and Poelt, 1986, 1990; Sutton and Muhr, 1986; Tonsberg, 2002).
Most of the chapters focus on types of molds: those with arthrospores, with aleuriospores, with holoblastic conidia, with enteroblastic conidia, mucoraceous molds, and miscellaneous molds.
Holoblastic cleavage is practiced in each of the approximately 31 phyla.
Cleavage is spiral, equal, and holoblastic, as is typical of nemerteans.