parablast


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par·a·blast

 (păr′ə-blăst′)
n.
The nutritive yolk of a meroblastic egg.

par′a·blas′tic adj.

parablast

(ˈpærəˌblæst)
n
(Biology) the yolk of an egg, such as a hen's egg, that undergoes meroblastic cleavage
[C19: from para-1 + -blast]
ˌparaˈblastic adj
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All the samples were dehydrated in ascending grades of ethanol, cleared in butanol and embedded in parablast.